Pierre Balmain Paris dress, size S/M/L
This vintage Pierre Balmain dress has a warm beige background with a black freeform line pattern.
There's no fabric tag, but it's machine washable on light delicate cycle, tumble dry low.
It has shoulder pads with gathering extending downward front and back from the shoulder seams.
It has 3/4 length sleeves with one (two-tone brown) button cuffs.
There is an 8 1/2" V neckline.
It has long ties extending downward from the collar.
The back has an elevated line of thread stitching which is 17" down from the top shoulder seam and 8 5/8" from the left side seam - it's right at the waistline.
It is 3/8" of an inch long and too narrow for us to be able to measure.
The black dye is interrupted on one of the black stripes immediately above this.
The width of the missing dye and elevated thread line is less than 1/8".
You can see the elevated thread line more clearly from the inside than from the outside of the dress.
When a belt is worn (we think the dress looks better with a belt than loose anyway), the imperfection is not visible, nor do you notice it without a belt when the right tie is thrown over the shoulder and hangs down the back.
It looks excellent with the Sharro Pagano belt and Eldita's shoes, but they're sold separately.
It's a beautiful dress.
It's from a stylist's personal collection.
shoulder pad to shoulder pad 18"
neckline to end of sleeve 21"
shoulder pad to end of sleeve 15 3/4"
shoulder to hem 42"
armpit to armpit 25"
neck tie to tip 37"
Item # 1092093