Vintage 1950's Florilege Balmain Ivory Silk Embroidered Cocktail Dress

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Vintage 1950's Florilege Balmain Ivory Silk Embroidered Cocktail Dress. Florilege was Balmain's ready to wear line that brought couture styling to the everyday woman. Silk satin fabric in light beige / sand and ivory with beige, taupe, and metallic gold embroidery. Metal side zipper, fitted bodice, dropped waist seam, semi-full skirt. Excellent vintage condition from the 1950's with some very light markings at dress hem (as pictured) and a few spots near front waist seam. Does not detract when worn and gets lost in embroiderey. Handwritten tag inside reads "robe balancelle". This garment was retailed at Eatons Canada Ensemble Shop. Approximate size USA 8. To fit 35" at bust, 28" waist, semi full hip. Shoulder to hem 43" when laid flat.

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Details

  • Designer
    Balmain
  • Brand
    Balmain
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
    1950-1959
  • Material Notes
    Silk, Embroidery
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Seller Location
    Toronto, Canada
  • Reference Number
    LU2032354163
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