1960's Pierre Balmain Black & Metallic Gold Mod Op-Art Wool Knit Dress Ensemble

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Pierre Balmain worked under Robert Pigiuet, Molyneux, and Lucian Lelong, where he worked closely with Christian Dior. In 1945 is 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 beautiful black & metallic-gold knit dress ensemble is a perfect example of his genius. The blouse is a flattering wide turtleneck with slight cap-sleeves. The matching skirt is mod op-art at its best; graphic zig-zags in a continuous pattern. The "les tricots" knits were only produced for a small around of time, making this ensemble both collectable and hard-to-find. Balmain's glamorous garments were worn by the likes of Bridget Bardot, Katherine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich. I can totally see a starlet strolling down the street in this show-stopper.

Measurements
Blouse
Bust:38-39 inches
Waist:34 inches
Total Length:21 inches
Skirt
Waist:up to 28 inches
Hips:up to 42 inches
Total Length:42 inches

This two-piece Pierre Balmain designer set is in excellent condition with no rips,stains or holes. Maxi skirt is fully-lined. This ensemble is over 40 years old and is truly stunning.

Details

  • Period
    1960-1969
  • Condition
    Excellent. Excellent.
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    AU130114309405
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