This simple dress is charming, but lacks Balmain’s usual masterly touches. It may represent one of his first attempts to work with the northeastern Thai village ikat that became a signature fabric for Her Majesty, when he was just beginning to explore the fabric’s design potential.


  • Title: Day Dress
  • Creator: Pierre Balmain
  • Creator Birth Date: 1914
  • Creator Death Date: 1982
  • Fashion House: Balmain
  • Date Created: 1972/1972
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Type: Dress
  • Rights: Collection of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.
  • Medium: Silk ikat (mat mii)

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