Breathtaking Balmain

Am I the only one who likes to imagine where this stunning 1950's Pierre Balmain evening gown was worn? It came from his 1956/1957 Bergdorf Goodman ready to wear line.

Did a socialite purchase the beaded silk evening gown to wear to a dinner party? No, it is probably too formal for a dinner party. Did she wear it to the opera? No, it's not formal enough for the opera. Did she wear it to the premiere of "The King and I"?  Any ideas?

You can read more about Pierre Balmain HERE.

Silk and Rhinestone House of Balmain Evening Gown displayed on dress form
House of Balmain
Bergdorf Goodman
Fall 1956/1957
©Metropolitan Museum
Gift of Mrs. Samuel I Newhouse

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