Breathtaking Pierre Balmain Haute-Couture documented green silk-velvet ensemble dating back to his opulent 1969 collection. This iconic designer 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 absolutely stunning formal gown is fashioned from the most luxurious materials and of the finest craftsmanship. The 3-dimensional metallic wide appliquéd bands of mylar with green, gold and pearl beads and large plastic cabochons create the perfect amount of drama to this timeless piece. The over-sized tassel trimmed wrap shawl works perfectly with the sleeveless bodice. The flattering a-line column construction finished this masterpiece off with the wonderful regal vibe. I totally see this show-stopper gliding down the red carpet. The pictures say it all.
Bust: 36-37 inches
Waist: 33 inches
Hips: up to 41 inches
Total Length: 56 inches
This 1969 Pierre Balmain Haute-Couture numbered 147830 ensemble is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. The inside is immaculate and all hand-finished. Perfectly working back handset metal zipper. Highly wearable museum held garment and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.