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1960s Pierre Balmain Haute Couture Lesage Embroidered Lace Dress


An impeccable and rare 1960s Pierre Balmain silk and lace haute couture dress with hand embroidered blue and silver colored glass beads. The dress has a high neckline with scalloped edges that gently covers the collarbone. A transparent top layer stretch across the upper chest and into long tapered sleeves. The pearl embroidery is randomly scattered across the bust and lower part of the dress but forms an intricate pattern incasing the body. The transparent lace has a delicate leopard print. The dress has a complimenting powder pink silk lining and a metal back zipper and single button closure in the back. The dress is couture numbered: 173001 The size of the dress corresponds to a modern size Ekstra Small


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  • Condition
    Excellent. The dress is in an overall excellent vintage condition, but please note the dress does show minor sign of wear consistent with age and use, and a few original beads have come off - nothing noticeable when worn .
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    D 35.44 in.

    D 90 cm

  • Bust
    34.65 in. (88 cm)
  • Waist
    28.35 in. (72 cm)
  • Hip
    31.5 in. (80 cm)
  • Length
    35.44 in. (90 cm)
  • Shoulder to Hem
    28.35 in. (72 cm)
  • Seller location
    Copenhagen, DK
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