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Pierre Balmain. Translated by Edward Lanchbery, with Gordon Young. London. Cassell. 1964. First edition. Cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. xxii, 182 pages. 40 hors-texte plates with b&w photographs. 220 x 150mm (8¾ x 6"). .5kg. . English. Very good; slight shelf wear, light browning to jacket, a small 1cm tear to front top forecorner, not price-clipped, no inscriptions.The autobiography of the French fashion designer Pierre Balmain (1914-1982). The memoir covers Balmain's upbringing, his first forays into fashion, his time at Lelong with Christian Dior, the establishment and successes of the Balmain couture house and his life outside of the business.