Now this is a dress (and matching petticoat). Recently exhibited at the V&A's 'The Golden Age of Couture Paris and London 1947 - 1957' exhibition. Circa 1950 by Pierre Balmain (1914-1982) in silk crosgrain with machine-made Swiss embroidery. The petticoat is boned silk net and silk. It was donated by Mrs G. Sachet. How beautiful. I wish the exhibition would come to Australia.
Hello. I live in Brisbane, Australia and have started this blog to share my passion for beautiful clothes, new and old. I have a vintage clothing website vintageclothing.com.au that enables me to buy and sell some rare and wonderful items of clothing. Also to share them with you. Hope you enjoy my posts and would love to hear your opinions.