Pierre BALMAIN, n° 167768

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Pierre BALMAIN, n° 167768


Unique stage dress of the famous singer D alida created by the couturier
Pierre Balmain (under the n° 167768) in velvet and black and gold Lurex from the house Mathieu including: a long dress with a wide neckline and straps zipped in the back and open corolla at the bottom and a c ape coat, with zipped sleeves, lined with a black ostrich boa and gold blades. A gold coated canvas belt completes the set.
Around 1980.
Provenance: charity sale of March 20, 1985.
Documentation: video of her concert in Montreal, April 9, 1983, where she wore this outfit for the song Mourir sur scène (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN- 2mxivM8Bo.).
One of Pierre Balmain's registers was the creation of stage costumes, particularly for Dalida, who had a friendship and admiration for him that was second to none. She paid homage to him in these words: "Pierre Balmain was for me life in rose, silk, lace and sometimes rhinestones.... And God created woman, at least that's what they say, so of course he also created Pierre Balmain! He could have said to her: "You are Peter and on this stone I will build haute couture". "(Collective 40 Years of Creation Pierre
Balmain. Musée de la mode et du costume Palais Galliera, 1985, p. 23).
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