This black maxi dress is the result of Olivier Rousteing's Western influences for Balmain's Resort 2020 campaign. It's crafted from crinkled cotton gauze with a loose body and extra-long sleeves, both of which are cinched with matching ties and gold-tone metal buckles for dramatic effect. Style them with a textured necklace, a bag and sandals to emulate the label's directional mood. Product number: COLOUR: Black COMPOSITION: 100% cotton. CARE: Dry clean PLACE OF ORIGIN: EU Lightweight crinkled gauze Detachable waist tie, gold-tone metal buckle Elasticated waist Attached, buckled cuff ties High front slit
Belted Cotton-gauze Maxi Dress In Black
We'll keep our eyes out for you. Subscribe to receive automatic email and app updates to be the first to know when this item becomes available in new stores, sizes or prices.
BELTED COTTON-GAUZE GOWN
Balmain's gown would be a glamorous choice for events regardless of where you are, but the the lightweight cotton-gauze makes it particularly well suited to evenings on vacation or in hot climates. This loose and breathable piece is cut to a floor-skimming length and the waist is defined with a removable sash belt. The thigh-high slit and shimmering gold hardware mean that it moves and photographs beautifully from all angles.
GATHERED COTTON DRESS W/ BELT
Deep v neckline . Long sleeves. Elastic waist band and cuffs. Includes detachable belt with gold-colored buckle closure. Belted panel at cuffs with gold-colored buckle closure. Side slit at hem. Sample size: 36
Balmain (French: [balmɛ̃]) is a haute couture fashion house that was founded by Pierre Balmain. Balmain was born in 1914 in France. His father owned a drapery business and his mother and sister owned a fashion boutique where he often worked after his father’s death in 1921. He always had a love of fashion and an eye for design. He attended the École des Beaux-Arts in 1933-1934 with intent to study architecture but instead ended up spending the majority of his time designing dresses. After working for atelier Robert Piquet as a freelance artist and spending time with Edward Molyneux, he left school to work for Molyneux. In the late 1930s, he served in the French air force and the army pioneer corps. After peace was declared, he worked at Lucien Lelong and opened his own fashion house under his name. He released his first collection in 1945 and his first fragrance in 1949. While at Lelong, he met Christian Dior, a designer who would play a huge role in Balmain’s career and the postwar fashion industry in general.