Pierre Balmain (1914 - 1982)
Silk organza with ostrich feathers, sequins, & rhinestones
Paris, about 1950
Ousier sent me this postcard after she and Stella visited this exhibit in person. I literally GASPED when I opened my mailbox and saw this lying there. Gasped. And then stared in wonderment. Now it's on my fridge and sometimes I wave it at B and say "It's an EVENING DRESS! It's not even a wedding dress."
I am so jealous that this exhibit is closing in a month and I won't be able to see it for myself because I'm not kidding when I say that my heart beats faster just looking at this picture.