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1950 silk grosgrain with machine made Swiss embroidery dress and boned silk net and silk petticoat by Pierre Balmain.

Balenciaga EISA haute couture evening dress, circa 1953. Ballgown made from duchess satin in strapless design champagne color with a rounded cutting edge appearing on each side, a reminder of the small Basque, long puff multilayer petticoat tulle silk skirt. #Cristobal Balenciaga, #EISA was named after the designer's mother, a seamstress. #House of Balenciaga.

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1920's Antique Vintage Elegant Periwinkle-Blue Silk Crepe-Chiffon Couture Ivory-White Embroidered Mixed-Lace Bib Collar French Flapper Drop-Waist Deco Wedding Party Cocktail Dress and Scarf

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Vintage 1940s Cranberry Red Silk Black Chantilly Lace Cocktail Party Dress M