Paris: BALMAIN, Pierre.
Ink, watercolor and gouache on xerograph. Fabric swatches attached with staples. Sheet measures 12.25" x 8.5".
This original croquis from the designer Pierre Balmain was made from a xerograph of an original drawing. The design shows a knee-length day dress with details on the cuffs, hem, and collar, as well as a belt. Swatches of the appropriate fabrics, navy lace and muslin, are stapled to the sheet.These sketches were produced in a limited quantity and presented to potential clients in attendance at the Paris Couture shows held by Balmain in the spring and fall of each year. This example has browning on the right of the page.