Published September 1, 1955
Following World War II, Pierre Balmain, who trained with two of the greatest designers of the time, Molyneux and Lucien Lelong, opened his own haute couture house in the autumn of 1945. Here, photographer Henry Clarke captures the Balmain ideal with this elegant, active, and perfectly groomed model wearing an opulent sealskin cape, button-back skirt, and coordinating accessories. The image appeared in the September 1, 1955, Vogue.
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