Pierre Alexandre Claudius Balmain was born in France in 1914, one of the great old guard of Parisian couture. In the 1950s and 1960s the atelier was known for its sophistication and elegance. Balmain described dressmaking as “the architecture of movement”. Up until his death in 1982, Balmain’s couture standards were highly regarded and the vintage Balmain dresses also remain perennially chic and sought after, seen on the likes of Angelina Jolie and Kate Moss. Shop online now!