Mon Dieu que c’est beau.
sorry if my French fails
The V&A has this to say: This evening gown was designed by Pierre Balmain (1914-82), and may have been a debutante’s presentation dress. The gown is embellished with ostrich feathers, sequins and rhinestones.
Working such a light-weight fabric required great skill, and would have been commissioned from a specialist workshop such as Lesage. Balmain’s fellow couturier Christian Dior (1905-1957) explained, ‘a ball dress may be entirely covered with millions of paillettes, or pearls, each one of which has to be put on separately’.
Just got back from the Black Swan.
That movie messed with my head way to much.
I am now deeply disturbed.
The only way to feel better is to commence in my plan
for world domination in posting rare Marie Antoinette portraits.