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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

Circa 1952 Pierre Balmain Demi Couture Lace Evening Gown with Train | From a collection of rare vintage evening dresses at https://www.1stdibs.com/fashion/clothing/evening-dresses/

Circa 1952 Pierre Balmain Demi Couture Lace Evening Gown with Train

Circa 1952 Pierre Balmain Demi Couture Lace Evening Gown with Train | From a collection of rare vintage evening dresses at https://www.1stdibs.com/fashion/clothing/evening-dresses/

BALMAIN COUTURE, A SILK CHINE EVENING GOWN, LATE 1950S   floral silk gown with full skirt, wrapped bustier bodice of pink and very pale green, with flying panels of pink and green at the back

Balmain couture evening gown 1950 floral silk gown with full skirt, wrapped bustier bodice of pink and very pale green, with flying panels of pink and green at the back. House of Balmain.

Pierre Balmain evening ensemble, ca. 1952

France Evening ensemble by Pierre Balmain Tulle dress embroidered with rhinestones and sequins;

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