1959 Pierre Balmain Haute-Couture Black Pleated Silk-Jersey Hourglass Gown

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Pierre Balmain worked under Robert Pigiuet, Molyneux, and Lucian Lelong, where he worked closely with Christian Dior. In 1945 he finally opened his own couture house. Balmain created a very sculptural quality which was always allied with a ladylike essence. His garments have a body and a shape of their own. This breathtaking black silk-jersey evening gown is a wonderful example of his genius. The bodice is a stunning corset-boned pleated, low-plunge sweetheart. Just look at the flawless shaping! The silk-satin detailing around the waist is so luxurious. The hourglass wiggle silhouette really flatters the figure and takes the idea of formal wear to new levels. Overall construction is true couture-level as one would expect from such a skilled designer. Balmain's glamorous garments were worn by the likes of Bridget Bardot, Katherine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich and I can surely see why.

Measurements
Bust:34-35 inches
Waist:27 inches
Hips:up to 37 inches
Total Length:59 inches

This stunning Pierre Balmain Couture garment is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working hand-set back metal zipper. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.

Details

  • In the Style Of
    Hourglass
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU3091078182
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