1966 Pierre Balmain Haute-Couture Black Silk & Velvet Mod Cocktail Dress

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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-faille and velvet space-age mod cocktail dress from this 1966 collection is a wonderful example of his genius. The bodice is a stunning low-cut plunge sleeveless with unique low-slit backside. Just look at the chic graphic fabric blocking! The tailored A-line shape really flatters the figure and takes the idea of a "cocktail" 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:33-34 inches
Waist:27 inches
Hips:up to 36 inches
Total Length:38 inches

This stunning Pierre Balmain Couture numbered dress 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
Designer
Pierre Balmain
Brand
Pierre Balmain
In the Style Of
Mod
Place of Origin
France
Period
1960-1969
Condition
Excellent
Dealer Location
Beverly Hills, CA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU3091555573
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