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…

fripperiesandfobs: “ Thai Chakri designed by Balmain for Queen Sirikit of Thailand, 1967 From the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles ”

fripperiesandfobs: “ Thai Chakri designed by Balmain for Queen Sirikit of Thailand, 1967 From the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles ”

crystals and metallic embroidery stunning and awestruck two hand one to hold with, one to work with a needles and accoutrements make such beauty!

crystals and metallic embroidery stunning and awestruck two hand one to hold with, one to work with a needles and accoutrements make such beauty!

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

Lily romantic embroidered purse vintage trims by FleursBoheme

Lily- romantic embroidered purse, vintage trims, wearable art

Lily romantic embroidered purse vintage trims by FleursBoheme

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