1 of 7 images

Balmain Charcoal Military Blazer with Forest Green Embroidery

About

The perfect Balmain military jacket is such a contemporary commodity - the combination of army-inspired styling and clean, chic, feminine fit is nothing short of flawless. This piece features gold star patches on either lapel, epaulets studded with silver pyramids and bronze semi-spheres, a silver winged crest on one shoulder and a chevron applique on the other, four pockets down the front, and an olive-green winged patch beneath the breast pocket. The cut is sharp and hard-lined, with angular shoulders and a deep-V neck. This gorgeous piece is sure to become a classic!

Details

  • Material notes

    Cotton

  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Dimensions

    D 28 in. x L 28 in.

    D 71.12 cm x L 71.12 cm

  • Marked size
    36 (EU)
  • Bust
    34 in. (86.36 cm)
  • Length
    28 in. (71.12 cm)
  • Seller location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Seller reference number
    22000102845
  • Reference number
    LU435301622

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Balmain (Designer)

From the voluminous skirts of the post-World War II “New Look” favored by Hollywood icons like Audrey Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich to the sleek, skinny jeans seen on Nicki Minaj, Kid Cudi and every Kardashian, clothes from the House of Balmain have long been mainstays in celebrity wardrobes.


     The son of a dressmaker and a drapery salesman, Pierre Balmain was born in 1914 in southeastern France and formed an interest in fashion at an early age. His mother wanted her son to be an architect — but the principles of design and structure Balmain learned in his brief studies at the École des Beaux Arts served him well throughout his career. Balmain founded his now-iconic label in 1945. Alongside fellow couture titans Christian Dior and Hubert de Givenchy, Balmain’s post-war take on luxe dressing featured bell-shaped skirts falling from slender waists, structured jackets over sheath dresses and embellishments like fur trim; he called the look “Jolie Madame.” The Duchess of Windsor was an early fan, prompting an aristocratic following. Balmain was among the first to offer French looks to the American market. Since Pierre Balmain’s death in 1982, the design reins have been handed to luminaries such as Oscar de la Renta and Instagram sensation Olivier Rousteing.


     Today’s Balmain has more in common with the master’s original haute couture than you might expect: sharply tailored blazers that nip in at the waist, delicate stilettos and ultra-feminine evening wear are wardrobe basics for the 21st-century woman, too. Lovers of couture history will also prize the fluid, easy sketches from the master’s own hand they’ll find on offer here, while fashionistas clamor for military-style jackets and skinny jeans. Whether you’re a colonel in Rousteing’s “glamour army” or you fancy yourself a “Jolie Madame,” a Balmain piece — from the sixties or even last season — will add a bold, sexy note to your look. Daytime or night, vintage Balmain feels right now.

About the Seller

Top Seller
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2013
Typical response time: 15 hrs
Located in San Francisco, CA
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries

More From This Seller
$2,850

Balmain Black Blazer with Silver Buttons

Balmain

It's hard to imagine a more perfect blazer than this! An extremely precise cut, clean lines, and slim tailoring make this piece a fabulous staple. Understated but impeccable, this ja...

$1,500

Balmain Black Double-breasted Uniform Inspired ...

Balmain

Black 100% wool gabardine Balmain uniform inspired jacket with unfinished gold ribbon trim on sleeves and crested pewter silver buttons. Narrow tuxedo collar lapels. Mock double bre...

$2,900

Balmain Red Suede Blazer

Balmain, Balmain

How iconic! A red suede blazer cut as sharply as this one is instantly so rock & roll, especially when it's made by Balmain. The shoulders are super-sculpted in the signature Balmain...

$2,850

Balmain Black Tweed Jacket with Silver Winged P...

Balmain

The cut of this jacket is so very Balmain. With their signature exaggerated shoulders and an edgy embroidery across the upper back. This emblem depicts a silver mesh pyramid flanked ...

You May Also Like
$1,111

Balmain black linen studded vest

Balmain, Balmain

Black linen vest with a white and silver stone studded design. French size 38 Never worn

$1,007

Balmain Black Blazer Jacket

Balmain, Balmain

Balmain black blazer jacket, double breasted, shawl lapels and 2 button cuffs. The blazer also features 3 non-functioning pockets, shoulder pads and silver embossed buttons. Conditi...

$1,093

BALMAIN Black Perfecto Down Jacket Size 38FR

Balmain, Balmain

Balmain black perfecto down jacket. Duck down filling and feathers. Five golden buttons on each wrist. Two zippered pockets on each side and a patch pocket. It closes with a zipper. ...

$3,800

Balmain Navy & Gold Cropped Jacket

Unknown, Balmain

Blue silk & cotton woven cropped jacket with gold and silver chains to create a unique military style statement detail. The neckline is round and elegant and the jacket fastens w...

$6,000

Balmain Black Leather Moto Style Vest

Unknown, Balmain

Black leather lambskin motorcycle style vest. Size 42 French sizing Condition Excellent: never worn

$2,100

Balmain Black Wool Tuxedo Jacket

Unknown, Balmain

Black wool tuxedo style jacket tapered at waist for a feminine fit. Double breasted closure with wide satin lapels and wool covered buttons. Size 44 French sizing Condition E...

$2,400

Balmain Black Wool Double Breasted Jacket

Unknown, Balmain

Double breasted black tailored wool coat with gold ornate buttons. Peaked lapels with handkerchief pocket at front. 5 rows of buttons at back cuff and flap pockets at the sides. New ...

$2,800

Balmain Black Jaquard Tuxedo Jacket

Unknown, Balmain

Black shell pattern jacquard tuxedo jacket. It's a fitted and cropped style with a long satin lapel ending at waist, where the jacket fastens with an invisible hook. The cuffs are em...