Breathtaking Pierre Balmain Paris cocktail dress set dating back to his 1967 Fall/Winter collection. Pierre Balmain worked under Robert Pigiuet, Molyneux, and Lucian Lelong, where he worked closely with Christian Dior. In 1945 is finally opened his own couture house. Balmain created a very sculptural quality which was always allied with a ladylike essence. His garments have a body and a shape of their own. This gorgeous champagne duchess satin ensemble is a wonderful example of his genius. The fabrics used are of the highest quality; the sparkling Lesage beadwork adds gorgeous 3-dimensional texture. The bodice is an elegant square-neck nude illusion high waist sleeveless. The matching 3/4-length sleeve cropped jacket is perfect for a more modest look. This figure flattering garment accentuates the bust, skims the hip and flairs out in such an elegant way. Balmain's glamorous garments were worn by the likes of Bridget Bardot, Katherine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich and I can surely see why.
Bust: 35-36 inches
Waist: 28 inches
Hips: up to 38 inches
Total Dress Length: 38 inches
Jacket Sleeve Length: 20 inches
Jacket Total Length: 15 inches
This stunning Pierre Balmain Paris Haute-Couture numbered 14078 ensemble is in excellent condition with no obvious rips, holes or missing beadwork. Perfectly working hand-set back metal-zipper and hand finishing throughout. Only sign of age is some underarm marks to the inner jacket lining which is not noticeable when worn. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.