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Pierre Balmain

Pierre Balmain and the actress [[Ruth Ford (actress)|Ruth Ford]], photographed by [[Carl Van Vechten]], 1947 Pierre Alexandre Claudius Balmain (, b. Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoie, 18 May 1914 – Paris, France, 29 June 1982) was a French fashion designer and founder of leading post-war fashion house Balmain. Known for sophistication and elegance, he described the art of dressmaking as: "the architecture of movement."
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