BALMAIN HAUTE COUTURE-1950s Ivory Lace & Knit Cocktail Dress, Size-4
Balmain Haute Couture
Stunning 1950s cocktail dress that's possibly the only one of it's kind. Numbered, haute couture! The dress has a bustier bodice with shirred ivory silk knit covering the bodice with a black silk taffeta sash that pulls through a slide in the center front and wraps around the Empire waistline and ties in back. The dress is an ivory lace with the pattern edged in ivory soutache. The bodice is cut slender through the midriff and waist with a full gored skirt. The skirt has a border of silk organza along the hemline. There are 4 layers of horsehair trimmed netting and a taffeta underskirt. The dress has a boned, inner structure with it's own separate zipper.
Condition: There is some yellowing on the skirt and a couple area where the soutache has come untacked. Some holes in the net underskirts.