The house of Balmain was noted, and still is, really, for its sophistication, luxe, and for utter perfection of workmanship.
His client list included Queen Sikrit of Thailand, Marlene Dietrich, Sophia Loren, and Katherine Hepburn. He designed not only for his couture clients, but also for stage, film, the Olympics, and 3 different airline firms.
So, here goes, a bunch of delight from the man who saw what Dior saw, but two years earlier.
Don't slobber too much, m'kay?