This week, it was Pierre Balmain's vintage designs.
Four facts about Balmain:
1. He was quoted as saying that 'Dressmaking is the architecture of movement'.
2.Balmain worked closely with Dior and credited the conception of 'New Look Fashion' to himself, although ultimately the credit has remained with the former.
3.Classically designed ballgowns were one of his signatures, showcasing exquisite detailing and extravagantly full skirts.
The above masterpiece is credited to Balmain much of the time but I am still uncertain, since the internet is notorious for misleading folks in this respect. Regardless, it definitely speaks of his style and it is fascinating, so I included it here.
4.Balmain also designed for theater, ballet, and film, as well as royalty. Queen Sirikit of Thailand commissioned him to design her 1960 wardrobe for her visit to the US.