Evening Dress in Thai National Style

Pierre Balmain for Balmain1967

Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles

Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles
Bangkok, Thailand

Commissioned by Her Majesty for an official trip to Iran in April 1967, this mandarin-collared, sleeveless variation on Thai national dress is made from a European silk and metal-thread brocade completely concealed beneath a layer of Lesage’s characteristically complex embroidery.


  • Title: Evening Dress in Thai National Style
  • 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: Jacquard-woven silk, metal-thread brocade with crystal, bead, paillette, silver-metal thread embroidery

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