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Vintage 1973 Pierre Balmain Haute Couture Navy Silk Pleated Petal Collar Gown

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Ultra chic modernist Pierre Balmain haute couture navy blue gown dating back to the 1973 fall-winter collection. 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. The silk-jersey on this garment is so luxurious and the construction is couture-level as one would expect from Pierre Balmain. I adore the two-tiered pleated portrait-collar. Balmain's glamorous garments were worn by the likes of Bridget Bardot, Katherine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich and we can surely see why. Measurements Bust: 36-37 inches Waist: 32 inches Hips: 38 inches Total Length: 59 inches This stunning Pierre Balmain numbered 156498 gown is in beautiful condition with no rips, holes or stains. Perfectly working back metal-zipper. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.
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  • Dimensions:
    Length: 59 in (149.86 cm)Bust: 36 in (91.44 cm)Waist: 32 in (81.28 cm)
  • Style:
    1970s (Of the Period)
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  • Material Notes:
    Silk, Jersey, Pleating, Appliques
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: AU130825309695
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