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  • Black silk ensemble
  • Black silk ensemble
  • Black silk ensemble
  • Black silk ensemble
  • Black silk ensemble

Christian Dior

Black silk ensemble

$4,500.00

Black Christian Dior London raw silk jacket and dress ensemble from the mid 1950's. The jacket has a wide shawl collar, bracelet length sleeves, straight front pockets and three silk covered front buttons. An adjustable front bow finishes off the jacket's polished look. The dress has a boat neckline, cap sleeves and a front belt detail at the waist, with two silk covered buttons. Items can be worn together or separately. Timeless elegance, excellent condition. Belonged to a Canadian women who modeled for the House of Dior from the mid 1950's until the mid 1960's. The ensemble, as the tag says, was a sample piece. 

Jacket:
Sleeve 13" | Shoulder 20" | Bust 40" | Waist 38" | Length 21"

Dress:
Shoulder 16" | Bust 34" | Waist 31" | Hips 34" | Length 42"

Christian Dior

The undisputed King of Couture, Christian Dior burst onto the fashion scene on February 12, 1947 when he caused a sensation with his "Corolle" line which was famously dubbed the "New Look" and consisted of long skirts and nipped in waists. Transforming the couture landscape for the next ten years until his death in 1958, Dior continued to be a major force in the fashion world with a new silhouette each season, including the "Princess" line of 1951, the “H” line of 1954, and the “A” and “Y” lines of 1955. Dior's assistant, a young Yves Saint Laurent, took over as head designer at the House of Dior until 1960 when he started his own house and Marc Bohan stepped in. Gianfranco Ferre took his place in 1989 followed by John Galliano in 1996, Bill Gaytten in 2011 and Raf Simmons today. The New York, London, and Boutique lines were added House and are ready-to-wear.

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