Her Majesty chose many garments from Balmain’s regular collections during the early 1960s, more and more of Her wardrobe was custom-designed as the decade progressed. This dress, which is more extensively embroidered than the runway model, appears to be the only one from Balmain’s regular spring 1967 collection that HM the Queen selected.


  • Title: Cocktail Dress 'Ocarina'
  • Creator: Pierre Balmain
  • Creator Birth Date: 1914
  • Creator Death Date: 1982
  • Fashion House: Balmain
  • Manufacturer: House of Lesage
  • Date Created: 1967
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Type: Dress
  • Rights: Collection of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.
  • Medium: Silk crepe with metal-thread, bead, and crystal embroidery

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