The “fringe” decorating this shimmering dress was made from strips of satin applied individually to the neckline and waist of a fitted sheath. In spring 1961, Balmain used the same technique on similar dresses in a variety of colors and styles—strapless and bias-cut dresses, and a top for evening trousers. There were eight variations in all.


  • Title: Cocktail Dress
  • Creator: Pierre Balmain
  • Creator Birth Date: 1914
  • Creator Death Date: 1982
  • Fashion House: Balmain
  • Date Created: 1961
  • Location Created: Aix Les Bains
  • Type: Dress
  • Rights: Collection of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.
  • Medium: Silk satin

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