Geneviève in a Turkish blue tweed day suit by Pierre Balmain, photo by Willy Maywald, 1953

Geneviève in a Turkish blue tweed day suit by Pierre Balmain, photo by Willy Maywald, 1953

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Pierre Balmain photo by Philippe Pottier 1955 more amazing apparel…

Pierre Balmain photo by Philippe Pottier 1955 more amazing apparel…

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Pierre Balmain Suit, 1953 He opened his fashion house in 1945 and showcased long, bell-shaped skirts with small waistlines. This line later on became popular as “Dior’s New Look.” He said, “Dressmaking is the architecture of movement.”

Pierre Balmain Suit, 1953 He opened his fashion house in 1945 and showcased long, bell-shaped skirts with small waistlines. This line later on became popular as “Dior’s New Look.” He said, “Dressmaking is the architecture of movement.”

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...Just a small detail...bullion fringe...makes all the difference...Balmain, 1950...

...Just a small detail...bullion fringe...makes all the difference...Balmain, 1950...

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Corsetted underdress by Pierre Balmain. Silk netting and tulle, Paris about 1950. Museum no. T.349-1975

Corsetted underdress by Pierre Balmain. Silk netting and tulle, Paris about 1950. Museum no. T.349-1975

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