Balmain combined details from several of the bouffant cocktail dresses in his regular spring 1960 collection to make this unique version for Her Majesty. Interestingly, Balmain featured a strikingly similar dress in his spring 1963 collection, suggesting that the custom designs he developed for Her Majesty inspired his regular collections as well.


  • Title: Cocktail Dress
  • Creator: Pierre Balmain
  • Creator Birth Date: 1914
  • Creator Death Date: 1982
  • Fashion House: Balmain
  • Date Created: 1960
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Type: Dress
  • Rights: Collection of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.
  • Medium: Silk organza, synthetic lace, nylon net

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