1960s Pierre Balmain Knit Lurex Pom Pom Mini Dress

For a very short period of time during the  late 1960s and into the  very early 1970s the house of Balmain had a wonderful line of knits 'Les Tricots Pierre Balmain Paris' that was their answer the the more casual needs of women of that era. The great lines and aesthetic of the house was still there and they were, like this one, more often glittering, lame infused affairs that were more 'over the top' then they were casual. Which is, of course, why they are still fabulous now. I have seen a few of these pop up here and there and I would hazard to say that this one is one of the best that I have seen come up simply because it is so much fun. The dress is a simple shift made of a knit that has gold lurex thread running through the design. It has a high rounded collar and skims over the bust, waist and hips and end at a flared out here. The jagged finished hem is the focal point - it has a row of black yarn pom poms circling it all the way around and I love how these move and add a saucy and sexy finish. Excellent condition.

Unlined and closes with a back metal and nylon zipper. Hook and eye at the back collar

Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 29" from neck to hem (32" from neck to bottom of pom poms)

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2500

Reference Photo: Amanda Lee Shirreffs. Click here to see this look on our blog Curated >

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