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Singularly Stunning, This Dress by Pierre Balmain in Silk, Wool and Leather, French, 1950. Utterly Gorgeous, Mis-Represented as a Two Piece It's Really One Unit Construction, Fantastic Draped Peplum to Hip That Gathers to the Back Into a Small Bustle-Like Fall of Fabricated Pleats, Such a Feminine Foil for the Tailored and Streamlined Bodice and the Straight Front Skirt Under the Peplum, Perfect.
Court Presentation Ensemble House of Balmain (French, founded 1945) Designer: Pierre Balmain (French, St. Jean de Maurienne 1914–1982 Paris) Date: 1953
Pierre Balmain Haute Couture evening gown court presentation ensemble from 1953. Made from silk, cotton with embroidered glass bead, rhinestones pearl and sequin with flower floral embroidery in long dress strapless style with a matching stole. House of Balmain.