1968 Pierre Balmain Haute-Couture Navy Wool Asymmetric Buttons Tiered Mod Dress

$1,400.00USD

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1968 Pierre Balmain Haute-Couture Navy Wool Asymmetric Buttons Tiered Mod Dress

$1,400.00 USD

ID: 09131726

Size: medium

Condition: Excellent

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 Pierre Balmain worked under Robert Pigiuet, Molyneux, and Lucian Lelong, where he worked closely with Christian Dior. In 1945 he 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 breathtaking navy-blue wool crepe tailored mod cocktail dress from this 1968 Fall/Winter collection is a wonderful example of his genius. The bodice has a stunning mock turtleneck with unique scarf-tie. I adore the 3/4-length sleeves and unique tiered A-line skirting. The back asymmetric button design really catches the eye and takes the idea of a "cocktail" to new levels. Overall construction is true couture level as one would expect from such a skilled designer. Balmain's glamorous garments were worn by the likes of Bridget Bardot, Katherine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich and I can surely see why.

Measurements
Bust: 34-35 inches
Waist: 30 inches
Hips: up to 37 inches
Total Length: 40 inches

This stunning Pierre Balmain Haute-Couture dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working hand-set hidden zipper. Only sign of age is faint fade to the top shoulder seam. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.