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3. Pierre Balmain Trained to be an Architect

Pierre Balmain’s original life goal had nothing to do with the fashion industry. After leaving the Savoy region of St-Jean-de-Maurienne in France, Balmain moved to Paris to study architecture before jetting off to join the French air force. After his brief military career, gigs working for Edward Molyneux, Lucien Lelong, and Christian Dior fueled his newfound passion for designing clothing.

Pierre Balmain

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