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V and A "Golden Age of Couture" Pierre Balmain (1914-82) Paris About 1950 Dress: silk grosgrain with machine-made Swiss embroidery Petticoat: boned silk net and silk Given by Mrs G. Sachet Museum no. T.349

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c.1950-55 Balmain silk grosgrain evening dress

Orange sequined, beaded and embroidered silk and rayon evening dress by George Halley, American (New York), c. 1967.

Pierre Balmain couture embroidered black satin cocktail gown, Autumn-Winter 1959, labelled and numbered 85188, the satin by Leonard, the embroidery by Lesage, with high neckline, low, square back, adorned overall with pale blue beads, silver raffia, pearls and crystals with periwinkles, shells and delicate scrolling foliage.

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Vintage Party Dress 1950's

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Vintage Party Dress 1950's

Dress, Mme. Percy, England, ca. 1910. Aqua silk satin with cream embroidery, net, and black velvet. This aqua silk is muted by a layer of black net and ivory lace. | FIT Museum

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Evening dress

Pierre Balmain 1957

Dress, ca. 1865-early 1870s. Two bodices, skirt, & petticoat, with skirt bag, hat, & sash. White cotton slinong (?); different pieces have Valenciennes lace, satin ribbon, machine embroidery & porcelain buttons. Evening bodice shown here; buttons in back. Petticoat of off-white cotton batiste. Hallwyl Museum via Wikimedia Commons

Lana Lobell summer dresses, 1955. Store owner Boris Leavitt started the catalogs as the mail-order arm of his shop, naming them them after his daughter, Lana Lobell. #1950s #patterns #vintage