Friday, June 5, 2009

Glorious vintage Balmain

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.

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