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6 June, 23:00

The evening dress "Antonia" by Balmain is an example of art in clothes

The evening dress "Antonia" by Balmain is an example of art in clothes
The 1950s marked the renaissance of haute couture after the devastating years of World War II. At this time, Paris once again returned to the world stage as the capital of fashion, where masterpieces were created that defined styles and trends for decades to come. One of these masterpieces was the evening dress "Antonia" from the Balmain fashion house, created in 1954.

Pierre Balmain, the founder of the Balmain fashion house, was one of the most famous couturiers of his time. His style was distinguished by refinement, elegance and impeccable cut. In the post-World War II period, Pierre Balmain was the "king of French fashion" and dressed stars including Ava Gardner and Brigitte Bardot, First Lady of Nicaragua Hope Portocarrero and Queen Sirikit of Thailand. Marlene Dietrich wore the Balmain outfit she chose for No Highway in the Sky.
One of the iconic collections of the couturier was called "Mila Madame". Balmain decorated his dresses with embroidery and lace, he chose delicate shades. He insisted on the models smiling – perfect smiles on perfect faces of women wearing perfect dresses.

The Antonia evening dress is made of high-quality satin, has a classic silhouette that emphasizes the waist and gradually expands to the bottom, creating spectacular waves.
The milk-white color of the dress emphasizes the nobility of the material. The decor of the dress includes hand embroidery with beads and sequins, which creates a delicate and shimmering effect in any light.

The upper part of the dress is decorated with intricate draperies that add volume and texture. The deep neckline emphasizes femininity and elegance, while maintaining sophistication and classic style. The back of the dress is open, which gives it even more attractiveness and boldness.
Balmain's Antonia dress not only reflects the fashion of the 1950s, but also influences modern design. Her elegant cut and luxurious decor became an inspiration for many designers of subsequent generations.
Source: palaisgalliera.paris.fr
              fashionforrealwomen.com

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