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  • Beige Satin Evening Coat
  • Beige Satin Evening Coat
  • Beige Satin Evening Coat
  • Beige Satin Evening Coat
  • Beige Satin Evening Coat
  • Beige Satin Evening Coat
  • Beige Satin Evening Coat

Christian Dior

Beige Satin Evening Coat

$1,900.00

Uber beautiful and collectable satin evening coat from the Christian Dior 1959 Haute Couture collection, the second collection by Yves Saint Laurent at Dior. Champagne beige silk with contrasting robins egg blue silk lining. Shawl collar, bracelet length sleeves and pleated drop waist at back, creating a flared peplum effect. Three large fabric covered buttons down front. All hand stitched. A piece for a true collector or purveyor of vintage haute couture. Dated on couture tag. In very good vintage condition. After the death of Christian Dior in 1957, the house appointed Yves Saint Laurent in 1958, as he had been the first ever and only Head Assistant to Dior himself. Laurent's clothes at Dior were as meticulously made and perfectly proportioned as Dior's in the same exquisite fabrics, but the young designer made them softer, lighter and easier to wear. This coat is a stunning example of Laurent's ability to maintain the quality and workmanship Dior was known for, yet make it more wearable for the women buying Dior. Very slight flaw on the front where a cm of fabric is slightly shattered. Small discolouration spot on the collar does not detract from the excellent vintage quality of this item. Generous fit between US 4-8.

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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