Balmain, a French luxury brand, was founded by Pierre Balmain in 1945. Stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age such as Brigitte Bardot, Ava Gardner, and Marlene Dietrich were outfitted by Balmain. From 1993 to 2002 Oscar de la Renta served as Balmain’s Head Designer. In 2019 Balmain teamed up with cosmetics entrepreneur Kylie Jenner to create the makeup collection KYLIE X BALMAIN.