The inventive embroidery Lesage designed for the dress’s bodice and dramatic sleeves is a jigsaw puzzle of irregular pieces of brilliantly colored plastic flanked with flashing sequins and beads. From a distance, the e�ffect is of a stained glass window. Balmain made at least one other example of this model, which indicates that it was from his regular collection, and thus not exclusive to Her Majesty.


  • Title: Evening Dress
  • Creator: Pierre Balmain
  • Creator Birth Date: 1914
  • Creator Death Date: 1982
  • Fashion House: Balmain
  • Manufacturer: House of Lesage
  • Date Created: 1969/1969
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Type: Dress
  • Rights: Collection of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.
  • Medium: Silk ziberline with sequin, paillette, bead, crystal embroidery

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