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…

Amazing detail on cuff.  Dress Date: 1819–22 Culture: European Medium: silk Dimensions: Length: 50 in. (127 cm)

Amazing detail on cuff. Dress Date: 1819–22 Culture: European Medium: silk Dimensions: Length: 50 in. (127 cm)

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