Pierre Balmain model
Two couture evening gowns, 1950s, comprising Pierre Balmain grey satin cocktail dress with undulating ivory bands, c.1955, with Lesage embroidery of chenille flowerheads with silver borders; together
1 black silk satin w/ gathered & draped strapless bodice w/ printed panne velvet rose & leaf cutout applique trailing onto skirt front, lined w/ black linen buckram, label â€œSada Sacks Inc. New Y
1 silver lame' iris motif on grey satin ground, sweetheart neckline w/ self-ruffle, dramatic standing puff sleeves, fitted bodice w/ flat self-covered CB buttons, full length skirt, silk velvet ribbon
1 vermillion hammered crepe evening dress w/ front cowl neck, inset bias front W panel w/ diagonal tucks at sides & back V-neck into long drop ties, draped half sleeves extending from back panel, B 34
1 melon silk velvet, self-covered buttons on sleeves & dress back, B 38", W 32", (small hole on left front sleeve seam, faint underarm stain, discoloration at shoulder seams); 1 gold figured satin w/
1 pink & gold patterned silk lameâ€™ w/ SH straps into low back, shaped torso w/ godet insert, B 32", W 28", L 58", (staining to skirt hem up to 9", discoloration/tarnish, 5" of loose stitching C
Comprises: 1.) a pale blue taffeta gown with gold lace waistband and matching jacket with apricot feather trim. 2.) a white and pink silk satin evening gown. Both approximate size 4 - 6. From the Esta
Two Evening Gowns
Copper, brown and black floral taffeta sheath having boned bodice with center panel slightly gathered into curved seams and watteau back, skirt back with pleated gore, weighted hem, unlined. B-34, W-2
Periwinkle blue hand-pleated linen, scoop neckline, bell skirt w/ pair bows to each side, labeled, B 37", W 27.5", H 43", L 59", (lining w/ 2 red letters, not visible) excellent.
1 red "Stavropolous" light-weight wool, long CB panel to be worn in various styles, B 34", H 38", (few pin dot holes) very good; 1 chine lilacs printed on white taffeta, full length back draped panel,
Black silk taffeta w/ white curling print, fitted sheath w/ bottom skirt flare, label "Mainbocher Inc.", B 34", W 24", H 36", L 55"-59", (around hem edge fabric shattered, scattered holes) fair.
I. Magnin Importers Couture Pink Satin Evening Gown, ca. late 1940's early 1950's.
Rose pink faille having fitted bodice with wide strap cut with lapel, front self buttons and low back, wide attached sash cut on the bias, flared skirt inset at back waist with a slightly longer demil
Chestnut satin having boned bodice with black lace overlay decorated with black sequins, pleated satin top band, set-in waist, slightly trained full satin skirt with front lace center panel. Labeled.
Both sleeveless: 1 red floral cut to black chiffon, pair black tulle CF & CB skirt gores, B 34", W 28", L 59", (hole in tulle); 1 purple w/ low back trimmed w/ small silver studs & crystal beads, B 32
1 blue & silver ripple lame' evening gown w/ V-neckline, cap sleeves, gathering into broad W band, wide flared skirt, c. 1940, B 40", W 30", L 56", (light underarm stains, 0.75" repair & 0.75" seam op
Both 2-piece, V-front & back Ws on bodices, cap sleeves & B 32", W 25", Skt W 26", Skt L 36": 1 baby blue silk satin w/ spring flower brocade, ballet neckline, (tiny hole at left W, few stains, undera
Both black: 1 2-piece w/ white blossoms & balloon sleeves, B 40", H 44", L 55", (thread pulls on few flowers); 1 accordian pleated halter, chiffon & silver lame belt, B 32", W 27", L 58.5", (back neck