Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Our Wolff size zero dressmaker form has finally arrived and we are elated and scared at the same time. Elated that we have something to showcase our tiniest dresses on and scared that it's humanely possible to have a waist that small! Anyway, vintage tends to be elite petite and this incredible Lesage embroidered Pierre Balmain Haute Couture evening gown is proof in the pudding (but certainly anyone size zero skips the pudding course!). A simple A-line silhouette, this nearly 40 year old gown is an example of streamlined modernity that looks very fresh against today's current red carpet fashions of dramatic goddess draping. The top is a spectacular example of Lesage embroidery and our detailed photo shows the unusual materials used to compose the elaborate pattern of pearls, white beads, and cork colored leather. Although this dress would be divine on a bride, we don't think it is exclusive to the marrying kind, but perfect for any woman wishing to make a grand entrance. The skirt of thick silk faille appears to float as you walk and that adds to its appeal and entrance making quality. We have a few more gowns from this era of Balmain to post in the next days.

Pierre Balmain Haute Couture Lesage embroidered and white silk faille A-line evening gown, c. 1969. Modern size 2 SOLD
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