Pierre Balmain

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Full NamePierre Alexandre Claudius Balmain
Date of Birth18 May 1914
Date of Death29 June 1982
Age at Death68
Place of BirthSaint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoie, France
Place of DeathParis, France
OccupationFashion Designer
Known ForFounder of Balmain fashion house
Notable CreditsNeiman Marcus Fashion Award (1955), Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur (1962), Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog (1963), Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design
Significant WorkDesigned outfits for Queen Sirikit of Thailand for her 1960 tour of the US
Net WorthApproximately $100 million
Career HighlightsKnown for sophistication and elegance, described dressmaking as “the architecture of movement”
Early LifeFather owned a wholesale drapery business, mother ran a fashion boutique called Galeries Parisiennes
EducationStudied architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts, worked for Robert Piguet, Edward Molyneux, and Lucien Lelong
MentorWorked under Edward Molyneux and Lucien Lelong, where he met Christian Dior
DeathDied of liver cancer at the American Hospital of Paris
LegacyFounder of the leading post-war fashion house Balmain, known for his architectural approach to fashion

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