Wedding bodice and cap..Pierre Balmain maintained that 'the basic job of a couturier...is to dress women for everyday living'. Everyday living for Balmain's clientele often involved grand evening occasions, and he is perhaps best known for the lavish ball-gowns he created for these events.  Miss Stella Carcano y Morra wore this jacket at her marriage to Viscount Ednam on 10 January 1946. She teamed it with a skirt of white faille and a small pillbox cap. Balmain later wrote, 'This was the…

Wedding bodice and cap..Pierre Balmain maintained that 'the basic job of a couturier...is to dress women for everyday living'. Everyday living for Balmain's clientele often involved grand evening occasions, and he is perhaps best known for the lavish ball-gowns he created for these events. Miss Stella Carcano y Morra wore this jacket at her marriage to Viscount Ednam on 10 January 1946. She teamed it with a skirt of white faille and a small pillbox cap. Balmain later wrote, 'This was the…

Pierre Balmain ball gown and matching evening coat | France, Autumn-Winter 1955 | Kerry Taylor Auctions

Pierre Balmain ball gown and matching evening coat | France, Autumn-Winter 1955 | Kerry Taylor Auctions

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