Wedding bodice and cap..Pierre Balmain maintained that 'the basic job of a 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…

1959 Rose Marie in fabulous black and yellow silk floral print dress, the bodice is lined in green velvet, by Pierre Balmain,

Sky blue silk faille dress, 1870s, designed and labeled by Mme. Gabrielle / Robes & Confections / 205 Rue St. Honoré in Paris.

Bodice Date: early 19th century Culture: American Medium: cotton Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Bequest of Maria P. James, 1910 Accession Number: 11.60.262

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