An absolutely stunning Mid-Century Modern evening gown with classic empire shape and a fantastic blend of green silk chiffon dress by Pierre Balmain. It is exquisitely decorated with precious glass Murano beads in gold and brilliant grey embellished the waist and sleeve ride. This Mid-Century Modern gown is made of the most luxurious materials and of the finest craftsmanship. Hand bead work.Pierre Balmain Paris label inside. Very good vintage condition. Measures: Chest: 90 cm, Waist: 70 cm, Hips: 93cm Total length: 150cm Modern Sizing equivalent: XS
Pierre Balmain was born into the world of fashion. His father was the owner of a drapery business, and his mother owned a boutique. Thanks to his involvement with his mother’s shop, where he regularly designed dresses, Balmain was destined to become one of the most famous stylists in the world, renowned for showcasing long bell shaped skirts and small cinched in waists. Balmain was often called upon to design elegant costumes for films. Indeed, he dressed Sophia Loren in The Millionaires, as well as Brigitte Bardot in And God Created Woman. Today his creations are still hugely popular with the fashion elite, with stars such as Penelope Cruz donning one of his acclaimed dresses on the red carpet in 2009.