Evening Dress, Pierre Balmain (French, 1914–1982) for the House of Balmain (French, founded 1945) for Bergdorf Goodman (American, founded 1899): fall/winter 1956-57, French, silk/beads. Marking: [label] "Pierre Balmain/Paris; Bergdorf Goodman/New York/Newhouse, 10/16/56, (No.) Debby" Designer:
A Pierre Balmain couture ball gown, circa 1953-6, the gown of silver-grey silk faille with strapless bodice and full skirt with lavish Lesage silver and blue embroidery with raisedwork C scrolls studded with pastes, satin rosettes, metallic blue embroidery, simple bow to the front
Silk evening gown design by Pierre Balman (French design 1914 - 1982( in 1953. During his years at Lelong fashion house, Balmain worked alongside his Christian Dior. He also promoted the "New Look" silhouette by Dior. This dressed is simple, elegant with exquisite details.