Pierre Balmain

French fashion designer

Pierre Alexandre Claudius Balmain, 18 May 1914 – 29 June 1982) was a French fashion designer. He was born in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoie. He founded the fashion house Balmain. Known for sophistication and elegance, he once said that "dressmaking is the architecture of movement".[1] He died in Paris.

Pierre Balmain and the actress Ruth Ford, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1947

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  1. "Balmain". Elle. Retrieved 26 March 2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)