Saturday, February 16, 2008


You may have seen this vintage Pierre Balmain Haute Couture gown in the current March 2008 issue of In Style. It's Cameron Silver's pick for favorite vintage gown for the Oscars. This degrade chiffon evening gown is a rare catwalk sample which is stamped "Pierre Balmain Genevieve" (likely named for the model for whom it was made) as well as additional labels "411-Aurora" and "Barbara 411" who were likely the petites mains who made the gown. This intoxicating gown starts off peach and gradually takes on a stronger tangerine shade closer to the hem. We adore the chiffon train with ostrich feather trim, too.

Pierre Balmain Haute Couture tangerine gown c early 1970s. SOLD!