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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.

Balmain haute couture ballgown. Paris, France 1956. Made from silk with metallic and synthetic hand embroidery. House of Balmain. Worn by a guest to Grace Kelly’s wedding to the Prince of Monaco.