Q&A: Cherie Balch of Shrimpton Couture, Vintage Dealer We did a digital sit-down with Cherie Balch, vintage couture connoisseur and dealer, and picked her brain about her brand and how vintage has become the hottest go-to on the red carpet. THE BRAND... Tell us about Shrimpton Couture. What’s your story? How did you start? I have always collected but followed a more corporate path. As I moved upon the ladder in my career I was able to indulge in my collecting more and more.