Simone d’Aillencourt in a three coloured gown by Pierre Balmain for L’Officiel, Autumn 1957. Photo by Philippe Pottier.

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Simone d’Aillencourt in a three coloured gown by Pierre Balmain for L’Officiel, Autumn Photo by Philippe Pottier.

Jacques fath 1951 silk evening dress

~Evening dress Jacques Fath (French, Design House: House of Jacques Fath (French, founded Manufacturer: Textile by Bianchini-Férier (French, founded Lyons, Date: 1951 Culture: French Medium: silk~

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Henry Clarke Vogue 1955 Anne St Marie Wearing a seal skin slip cover cape by Pierre Balmain Photo Henry Clarke Photo Henry Clarke Vogue 1955

Pierre Cardin A/H 1957-58 (à droite Pierre Balmain). Photo Yurek.

Pierre Cardin A/H 1957-58 (à droite Pierre Balmain). Photo Yurek.

Pierre Balmain 1952

Pierre Balmain 1952

Fripperies and Fobs

Geneviève in Balmain's regal ball gown of embroidered white satin and red faille cloak called "Antonia", Spring/Summer 1954

1954 House of Balmain

"Pale blue satin embroidered gown with pearls and beads which is worn under a mink jacket with lining identical to the dress", 1954

Gowns by Irene Lentz

The California Elegance of Irene Lentz

SIGH*** Evening gown by Irene (Lentz Gibbons) in sapphire and emerald satin c.

Look at this tailoring! Nice to see some Balmain without the linebacker shoulders, sequins, and obligatory hipster ironic rips everywhere.Sunny Harnett in Pierre Balmain 1951 <3

Nice to see some Balmain without the linebacker shoulders, sequins, and obligatory hipster ironic rips everywhere.Sunny Harnett in Pierre Balmain 1951

The work that went into this! Beautiful

Pierre Balmain 1953 Evening Gown, Scemama Necklace, Pottier photography by Philippe Pottier — original fashion print

Pierre Balmain 1960 fashion vintage style strapless dress pink shelf bow blue white stripe full skirt fit flare party cocktail gloves necklace hair model magazine color photo designer couture.

New Look - Pierre Balmain 1960 fashion vintage style strapless dress pink shelf bow blue white stripe full skirt fit flare party cocktail gloves necklace hair model magazine color photo designer couture.

Pierre Balmain beaded silk satin gown with train 1952

Pierre Balmain grew up in a fashionable world. He spent much of his childhood helping his mother and 2 aunts in their small fashion boutique.

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