The deeply textured embroidery decorating this simple sheath depicts stylized, Thai-inflected floral motifs arranged in a manner reminiscent of 18th-century French brocades. This combination of Thai and European design influences is typical of Balmain and Lesage’s work for Her Majesty.


  • Title: Cocktail Dress
  • Creator: Pierre Balmain
  • Creator Birth Date: 1914
  • Creator Death Date: 1982
  • Fashion House: Balmain
  • Manufacturer: House of Lesage
  • Date Created: 1964
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Type: Dress
  • Rights: Collection of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.
  • Medium: Silk organza, faille under synthetic net, bead embroidery

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