Pierre Balmain
Pierre Balmain

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Name: Pierre Balmain
Occupation: Fashion Designer
Gender: Male
Birth Day: May 18, 1914
Death Date: Jun 29, 1982 (age 68)
Age: Aged 68
Country: France
Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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Pierre Balmain

Pierre Balmain was born on May 18, 1914 in France (68 years old). Pierre Balmain is a Fashion Designer, zodiac sign: Taurus. Find out Pierre Balmainnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


He worked as a costume designer for many films, and was nominated for a Tony Award.

Does Pierre Balmain Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, Pierre Balmain died on Jun 29, 1982 (age 68).

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Before Fame

He studied architecture at Ecole des Beaux-Arts, which he later incorporated into his clothing designs.

Biography Timeline


Balmain began studying architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts in 1933, also undertaking freelance work drawing for the designer Robert Piguet.


After visiting the studio of Edward Molyneux in 1934, he was offered a job, leaving his studies and working for the designer for the succeeding five years. He joined Lucien Lelong during World War II – where he met the young designer Christian Dior.


The fashion house of Balmain opened in 1945. Initially it showcased long bell-shaped skirts with small waists – a post-war style that was popularised in 1947 as Dior's New Look. The first collection was showcased in Vogue in the November issue and the reviewer's reaction was that Balmain delivered: "beautiful clothes that you really want to wear". A positive write-up in the magazine from Balmain's friend Gertrude Stein helped to seal the designer's success – early celebrity fans included the Duchess of Windsor who ordered from the collection.


Balmain was active in promoting himself internationally from the early days – touring Australia in 1947 and designing a line to be produced in the country. He expanded operations to the United States in 1951, selling ready-to-wear clothes that earned him a prestigious Neiman Marcus Fashion Award in 1955. He was, by this stage, designing clothes worn by Vojislav Stanimirovic and stars, such as Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn.


Erik Mortensen, a student of the Danish designer Holger Blum, began as a design assistant at Balmain in 1948. He and Balmain worked well together, and Mortensen quickly went from assistant to collaborator. He and Balmain worked together for the rest of Balmain's life. Margit Brandt worked as a young designer with Pierre Balmain in the early 1960s. Balmain also spotted the talent of Karl Lagerfeld, hiring him in 1954 after judging a fashion competition that the young German designer won.


Such was Balmain's reputation that he was chosen to design the wardrobe of Queen Sirikit of Thailand during her 1960 tour of the United States. In 1968, he created outfits for the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble and he also designed outfits for both TWA and Malaysia–Singapore Airlines' (later Singapore Airlines) cabin crew in the 1960s and '70s. Air France's first female pilot in 1975 wore a uniform by Balmain

Family Life

Erik Mortensen, a Danish designer, was his partner.

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Currently, Pierre Balmain is 108 years, 0 months and 11 days old. Pierre Balmain will celebrate 109th birthday on a Thursday 18th of May 2023. Below we countdown to Pierre Balmain upcoming birthday.


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