This dress, created in spring 1960, is one of the most formal Her Majesty owned, clearly shows Balmain’s love of 18th-century European modes and decoration in the style and placement of the scrolling embroidery and the gown’s wide-skirted silhouette.
Silk satin with metal - and iridescent-thread and crystal embroidery by House of Lesage.


  • Title: Evening Dress
  • Creator: Pierre Balmain
  • Fashion House: Balmain
  • Manufacturer: House of Lesage
  • Date Created: 1960
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Type: Dress
  • Rights: Collection of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.
  • Medium: Silk satin

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