1954-55 House of Balmain | "Oriane" | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Oriane House of Balmain (French, founded Designer: Pierre Balmain (French, St. Jean de Maurienne Paris) Date: fall/winter Culture: French Medium: silk, glass, shells

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Pierre Balmain (1914-1982)

Dress by Pierre Balmain, photo by Willy Maywald, Paris, 1953

Model Geneviève Richard in white cashmere button-through dress by Pierre Balmain, photo by Willy Maywald, Paris, 1953

Pierre Balmain, 1954

Geneviève in summer suit of lilac and purple linen, the curved jacket has a bib…

Sequined and beaded evening gown with chiffon stole, by Pierre Balmain, French, 1953. Photo by Willy Maywald.

Sequined and beaded evening gown with chiffon stole, by Pierre Balmain, French, 1953. Photo by Willy Maywald.

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Pierre Balmain, was also a popular designer in the post war era. In 1945 he designed bell shaped-skirts with tight small waists.

Pierre Balmain. Paris 1946

Pierre Balmain design, 1946. (THEY ROARED VINTAGE)

A Pierre Balmain degradé chiffon evening gown,  circa 1970.

A Pierre Balmain degradé chiffon evening gown (circa The pale peach chiffon becoming a warmer tangerine at the hem, brocaded with gold spots overall, with pendant chiffon trains to each shoulder edged in ostrich plume.

Chic stripes from Pierre  Balmain, 1955. #vintage #1950s #fashion

Off-white pinstripes with a white suit could work. Chic stripes from Pierre Balmain,

1958 Pierre Balmain chose this fluid white rayon jersey for for his draped evening gown accented with black velvet bow

Pierre Balmain chose this fluid white rayon jersey for for his draped evening gown accented with black velvet bow, jewelry by Francis Winter, photo by Georges Saad, 1958

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