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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. Near fine; a small nick to top edge of rear jacket; otherwise an excellent copy with no marks or inscriptions, not price-clipped.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.