Pierre Balmain for Balmain1948/1948

Museo del Traje, Madrid

Museo del Traje, Madrid

The modern look of the collar and the use of elastic around the wrists highlight a modern take on this black angora wool trench coat.

Like the Spaniard Julio Laffitte, Balmain trained with Molineux and Lelong and founded his own branch in 1945. From the beginning he coined what was the New Look, long , full skirts and narrow waists a silhouette that is represented in this coat. From then on Balmain would become one of the most prestigious brands of the golden age of French haute couture.

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  • Title: Coat
  • Creator: Pierre Balmain
  • Fashion House: Balmain
  • Date Created: 1948/1948
  • Location Created: France
  • Provenance: La prenda perteneció a Isabel de Orleáns-Braganza, duquesa de París, una de las mujeres más elegantes de su época y, a juzgar por esta pieza, una de las más avanzadas en materia de moda.
  • Type: Coat
  • Rights: Museo del Traje CIPE
  • Medium: Wool