Pierre Balmain. 1957.

Evening dress

Pierre Balmain - detail - 1957 - Victoria and Albert Museum Collection, London

Claire McCardell: lots of McCardellisms here! The surplice top, the wide waist band, the brass hook and eye, the beautiful bias draping and the use of stripes/plaids to greatest effect.

I adore this dress! ~lc Claire McCardell dress in chocolate and copper stripes with trademark draped bodice.

court presentation dress ca. 1953 via The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Balmain Court Presentation Dress - 1953 - House of Balmain (French, founded - Design by Pierre Balmain (French, - Cotton, silk, plastic -


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.

Silk evening dress (front) by Pierre Balmain, French, 1951-52. Label: "Pierre Balmain, Paris"

Evening dress House of Balmain (French, founded Designer: Pierre Balmain (French, St. Jean de Maurienne 19141982 Paris) Date: 195152

Balmain, 1957

Dress Pierre Balmain, 1957 The Victoria & Albert Museum. My Mommy had a dress just like this only short. I was only 3 but I will never forget that dress :-)