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Christian Dior 1963 Red and Gold Brocade Fur Trim Opera Coat
By Marc Bohan, Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Christian Dior 1963 Red and Gold Brocade Fur Trim Opera Coat Fall 1963 Collection by Marc Bohan
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1960s French Opera Coats

CHRISTIAN DIOR Vintage Jewelled Clip-On Earrings, 1963
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
and a black glass cabochon at the center. Embossed CHRISTIAN DIOR 1963 Made in Germany. Indicative
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20th Century German Clip-on Earrings

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Gilt Metal

Vintage 1963 Christian Dior Earrings original sixties clip on earrings sixties
By Christian Dior
Located in Cheltenham, GB
condition, with some light tarnishing to the metal base. Label: Christian Dior, Germany 1963 Vintage
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Vintage 1960s Clip-on Earrings

Christian Dior GROSSE 1963 Vintage Long Curled Flower Blossom Pinecone Brooch
By Henkel and Grosse for Christian Dior
Located in Wokingham, England
Christian Dior GROSSE 1963 Vintage Long Curled Flower Blossom Pinecone Brooch, Gold Tone Very good
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Vintage 1960s German Baroque Brooches

Materials

Gold Plate

Christian Dior GROSSE 1963 Vintage Textured Black Oval Cabochon Clip Earrings
By Henkel and Grosse for Christian Dior
Located in Wokingham, England
Christian Dior GROSSE 1963 Vintage Textured Black Oval Cabochon Clip Earrings, Gold Tone Very good
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Vintage 1960s German Edwardian Clip-on Earrings

Materials

Gold Plate

Christian Dior GROSSE 1963 Vintage Trio White Pearls Floral Bouquet Necklace
By Henkel and Grosse for Christian Dior
Located in Wokingham, England
Christian Dior GROSSE 1963 Vintage Trio White Pearls Floral Bouquet Mesh Chain Necklace, Gold
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Vintage 1960s German Art Deco Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Gold Plate

Christian Dior GROSSE 1963 Vintage Large Layer Leaf Blossom Flower Gold Brooch
By Henkel and Grosse for Christian Dior
Located in Wokingham, England
Christian Dior GROSSE 1963 Vintage Large Layer Leaf Blossom Flower Brooch, Gold Tone Very
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Vintage 1960s German Art Nouveau Brooches

Materials

Gold Plate

Christian Dior GROSSE 1963 Vintage Vivid Modernist Long Leaf Gold Palm Brooch
By Henkel and Grosse for Christian Dior
Located in Wokingham, England
Christian Dior GROSSE 1963 Vintage Vivid Modernist Long Leaf Palm Brooch, Gold Tone Very good
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Vintage 1960s German Art Nouveau Brooches

Materials

Gold Plate

Christian Dior GROSSE 1963 Vintage Large Flourish Flower Layer Trio Leaf Brooch
By Henkel and Grosse for Christian Dior
Located in Wokingham, England
Christian Dior GROSSE 1963 Vintage Large Flourish Flower Layer Trio Leaf Brooch, Gold Tone Very
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Vintage 1960s German Art Deco Brooches

Materials

Gold Plate

Christian Dior GROSSE 1963 Unisex Double Hinged Rolled Cube Link Cuff Bracelet
By Henkel and Grosse for Christian Dior
Located in Wokingham, England
Christian Dior GROSSE 1963 Unisex Double Hinged Rolled Cube Link Cuff Bracelet, Gold Tone A very
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Vintage 1960s German Art Deco Retro Bracelets

Materials

Gold Plate

Christian Dior GROSSE 1963 Vintage 3D Wavy Feather Leaf Emerald Amethyst Brooch
By Henkel and Grosse for Christian Dior
Located in Wokingham, England
Very excellent condition. Rare to find. 100% Genuine. A unique piece. This gold plated stylised brooch. Safety-catch pin closure, signed on the back. Size: 6.0 cm x 3.5 cm. Weight...
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Vintage 1960s German Baroque Brooches

Materials

Gold Plate

Christian Dior GROSSE 1963 Vintage Large Flower Blossom Layer Leaf Gold Brooch
By Henkel and Grosse for Christian Dior
Located in Wokingham, England
Very excellent condition. Rare to find. A unique piece. This gold plated stylised brooch. Safety-catch pin closure, signed on the back. Size: 5.7 cm x 5.3 cm. Weight: 34.0 g. _ ...
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Vintage 1960s German Baroque Brooches

Materials

Gold Plate

Christian Dior GROSSE 1963 Vintage Large Double Curled Leaf Palm Gold Brooch
By Henkel and Grosse for Christian Dior
Located in Wokingham, England
Very good condition. Some very light scratches, barely noticeable. Not any colour loss. A unique piece. This gold plated stylised brooch. Safety-catch pin closure, signed on the bac...
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Vintage 1960s German Art Deco Brooches

Materials

Gold Plate

Christian Dior GROSSE 1963 Vintage Wave Swirl Leaf Dandelion Branch Gold Brooch
By Henkel and Grosse for Christian Dior
Located in Wokingham, England
Very good condition. 100% Genuine. A unique piece. This gold plated stylised brooch. Safety-catch pin closure, signed on the back. Size: 5.5 cm x 3.5 cm. Weight: 15.0 g. _ _ _ G...
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Vintage 1960s German Artist Brooches

Materials

Gold Plate

Christian Dior GROSSE 1963 Vintage Knot Rope Glow Mesh Swirl Twist Dome Brooch
By Henkel and Grosse for Christian Dior
Located in Wokingham, England
Christian Dior GROSSE 1963 Vintage Knot Rope Glow Mesh Swirl Twist Dome Round Chunky Brooch, Gold
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Vintage 1960s German George V Brooches

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Gold Plate

Silk printed scarf Christian Dior for UTA
By Christian Dior
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
which started in 1963 and closed in 1992. They did a collaboration with Dior in the 80's for the hostess
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1980s French Scarves

Pair of Karel Appel Curtains, 1963, Documented at Stedelijk Musem
By Karel Appel
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Super rare and impressive pair of large cotton ''gordijnstof' curtains, designed in 1963 by world
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Quilts and Blankets

Materials

Cotton

Monsieur - Madame Paulhan Fly a Farman Airship 1910 Los Angeles Int. Air Show
By Roy Christian
Located in Soquel, CA
later retired to St-Jean-de-Luz, where he died on February 10th 1963. Roy Christian was a practicing
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Early 2000s Realist Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Grossé Germany 14K Yellow Gold & 10mm South Sea Pearl Retro Necklace, c1963
By Grosse
Located in MELBOURNE, AU
condition Created by Grosse Germany - who was an exclusive manufacturer for Christian Dior -  designed
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Vintage 1960s German Retro Pendant Necklaces

Materials

South Sea Pearl, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

A Moghul-style clear and emerald paste bangle, Kenneth Lane, USA, c1970s.
By Kenneth Lane
Located in Greyabbey, County Down
Christian Dior in New York, under Roger Vivier, before setting up ’ K.J.L.’, his vastly successful costume
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Vintage 1970s American Anglo-Indian Bangles

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Gilt Metal

1962 Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting "Little Sun"
By Dorothy Heller
Located in Arp, TX
mystical/symbolic style which was championed and shown by Betty Parsons; she died in 2003. A large
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

A jewelled and gilt bangle in the Moghul style, Kenneth Jay Lane, USA, 1970s
By Kenneth Lane
Located in Greyabbey, County Down
Christian Dior in New York, under Roger Vivier, before setting up ’ K.J.L.’, his vastly successful costume
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Vintage 1970s American Anglo-Indian Bangles

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Gilt Metal

Vintage Poster Bold Paris Berlin 1900-1930 Pompidou Center Polish Graphic Artist
By Roman Cieslewicz
Located in Surfside, FL
Roman Cieślewicz (born 1930 13 January in Lwów Poland now Lviv Ukraine - died 1996 21 January in
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1970s Constructivist Abstract Prints

Materials

Offset

Surrealist Watercolour and Gouache on Paper. 'The Picnic'.
Located in Cotignac, FR
civilisations have their turn, flourish and then fade and die. Each civilisation is so focused on its own time
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Late 20th Century Surrealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Paper, Watercolor, Gouache

Very long turquoise glass cabuchon and clear paste 3 drop earrings, KJL, 1960s.
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Greyabbey, County Down
. Kenneth Jay Lane was born 1932 in Detroit. He worked as a shoe designer for Christian Dior in New York
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Vintage 1960s American Chandelier Earrings

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Base Metal

“Sunset Topeka, Kansas”
Located in Southampton, NY
(Pauline’s mother died when she was 8 years old). By 16, she was living as a ward in the Topeka home of
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1950s Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

Art Deco style geometric drop earrings, Kenneth Jay Lane, USA, 1970s
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Greyabbey, County Down
born 1932 in Detroit. He worked as a shoe designer for Christian Dior in New York, under Roger Vivier
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Vintage 1970s American Art Deco Drop Earrings

Materials

Base Metal

WE’RE OVER THR MOUNTAIN (Wir sind überm Berg)
By Andreas Paul Weber
Located in Santa Monica, CA
. Paul Weber Museum was inaugurated in Ratzeburg in 1973. Andreas Paul Weber died on 9 November 1980
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1940s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Clear and grey paste drop earrings, Kenneth Jay Lane (KJL), USA, 1960s
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Greyabbey, County Down
1932 in Detroit. He worked as a shoe designer for Christian Dior in New York, under Roger Vivier
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Vintage 1960s American Chandelier Earrings

WHAT DOES ART MEAN HERE? - WAS HEISST HIER KUNST?
By Andreas Paul Weber
Located in Santa Monica, CA
was inaugurated in Ratzeburg in 1973. Andreas Paul Weber died on 9 November 1980. This important
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1950s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

THE LAST PRIVATE PERSON - DER LETZIE PRIVATIER
By Andreas Paul Weber
Located in Santa Monica, CA
A. Paul Weber Museum was inaugurated in Ratzeburg in 1973. Andreas Paul Weber died on 9 November
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1950s Surrealist Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Beau Temps en Aout - Deauville - Modern Landscape Oil Painting by André Hambourg
By André Hambourg
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
painted by Van Gogh. His large output includes Civilisation 37 (1937), Refugees from St-Dié (1944), Sunday
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1980s Modern Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Paysage by Sigfredo Chacon
By Sigfredo Chacón 1
Located in Sheffield, MA
was invited to the First Biennial of Visual Arts Christian Dior, the MACC (1989); and also collective
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1990s Venezuelan Contemporary Art

Materials

Acrylic

Paysage by Sigfredo Chacon
Paysage by Sigfredo Chacon
H 24 in W 24 in D 1 in
Painting by Sigfredo Chacon
By Sigfredo Chacón 1
Located in Sheffield, MA
continued was invited to the First Biennial of Visual Arts Christian Dior, the MACC (1989); and also
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1990s Venezuelan Contemporary Art

Materials

Acrylic

Painting by Sigfredo Chacon
Painting by Sigfredo Chacon
H 24 in W 24 in D 1 in
Erminia and the Shepherds, a painting by Francesco de Mura (Napoli 1696 - 1782)
By Francesco de Mura
Located in PARIS, FR
precursor of Neoclassicism Francesco de Mura was born and died in Naples in 1696 and 1782 respectively
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1760s Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

A dynamic topaz cabochon and paste collar, KJL (Kenneth Jay Lane), 1960s
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Greyabbey, County Down
1932 in Detroit. He worked as a shoe designer for Christian Dior in New York, under Roger Vivier
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Vintage 1960s American Drop Necklaces

Materials

Base Metal

Pierre Cardin 1971 by Jaeger LeCoultre PC107 Retro Bubble Wrist Watch Stainless
Located in Miami, FL
World War II. He worked with Elsa Schiaparelli until he became head of Christian Dior's tailleur atelier
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Vintage 1970s French Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

Crystal, Stainless Steel, Steel

Pierre Cardin 1971 by Jaeger Lecoultre PC116 Geometric Wrist Watch in Stainless
Located in Miami, FL
Christian Dior's tailleur atelier in 1947, but was denied work at Balenciaga. Cardin founded his own fashion
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Vintage 1970s French Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

Crystal, Steel, Stainless Steel

Large Tel Aviv Orchestra Israeli Bezalel School Modernist Painting Moshe Matus
By Moshe Matus (Matusovsky)
Located in Surfside, FL
painting : In the spring of 1958 he was appointed by the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews (CCCJ
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1930s Modern Figurative Paintings

Materials

Paper, Gouache

Italian Silvana Cenci Signed Mid Century Modern Steel Gold Explosion Sculpture
By Silvana Cenci
Located in Surfside, FL
Silvana Cenci, internationally renowned explosive sculptor, died October 1, 2000 at her home in
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Mid-20th Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Gold, Steel

Le Fiacre au Cheval Blanc, Pont St. Michel – Paris
By François Gall
Located in Farmers Branch, TX
such as Christian Bérard, Othon Friesz, André Derain and Pablo Picasso, is befriended fishermen Seine
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1940s Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Henry Rox Photograph MOMA Art Connoisseur Sausage 1940s
By Henry Rox
Located in Camden, ME
McCall's, Christian Science Monitor and many other featured his work either in articles about him or in
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Paper

Fashion Watercolor Painting of a Dress by Orval Hempler
Located in Los Angeles, CA
American Artists in 1985 and the Christian Science Monitor in 1987. Hempler died in 1994 in Santa Monica
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Vintage 1950s American Expressionist Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper

1945 Abstract Landscape with Waterfall Watercolor Painting, Modernist Landscape
By Eve Drewelowe
Located in Denver, CO
artistic style. Although her father died when she was eleven, he imparted to her reverence for nature and a
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1940s Abstract Landscape Paintings

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Paper, Watercolor

Arman - Rare Signed Violin Bronze Sculpture
By Arman
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
1962 Arman et la logique formelle de l'objet, Arman, Pierre Restany, Los Angeles, Dwan Gallery 1963
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1990s Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Christian Dior 1963 Green Marbled Glass Vintage Earrings
By Christian Dior
Located in Wigan, GB
gold tone metal plaque stamped with 'Christian Dior' '1963' 'Made in Germany' and a copyright symbol
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Vintage 1960s German Drop Earrings

Christian Dior 1963 Red Crystal Necklace
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior couture necklace signed and dated 1963 Made by Henkel Grosse company
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Vintage 1960s French Artist Link Necklaces

Christian Dior 1963 Red Crystal Necklace
By Christian Dior
Located in Yuting Ren, GB
Christian Dior couture necklace signed and dated 1963 Made by Henkel Grosse company
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Vintage 1960s French Artist Choker Necklaces

Christian Dior Glass Cabochon Cluster Brooch, 1963
By Christian Dior
Located in Houston, TX
soldered vermeil settings is absolutely astounding. Designed in France by Dior and made in Germany by
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Vintage 1960s German Brooches

Materials

Vermeil

Roger Vivier Red Suede Comma or 'Virgule' Heel
By Roger Vivier
Located in New York, NY
that was Mr. Vivier’s trademark after he ended his collaboration with Christian Dior and opened a new
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1980s Italian Low Heels

Roger Vivier Comma or 'Virgule' Heel in Black Lizard
By Roger Vivier
Located in New York, NY
that was Mr. Vivier’s trademark after he ended his collaboration with Christian Dior and opened a new
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1980s Italian Shoes

1985s Jean Louis SCHERRER HAUTE COUTURE tweed and ostrich feathers jacket
By Jean-Louis Scherrer
Located in Newark, DE
contact de l’inventeur du New Look puis travaille avec Yves Saint Laurent après le décès de Christian Dior
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1980s French Coats

Christian Dior 1963 Faux Jade & Turquoise Cabochon Necklace
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
A stunning and rare Christian Dior necklace from 1963. The necklace was made by the company Henkel
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Vintage 1960s French Link Necklaces

Materials

Gold Plate

Christian Dior 1963 Faux Jade & Turquoise Cabochon Necklace
Christian Dior 1963 Faux Jade & Turquoise Cabochon Necklace
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1963 Christian Dior Haute Couture Cream Linen Jacket and Skirt
By Christian Dior
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Spring/summer 1963 Christian Dior Couture cream linen jacket and skirt. Jacket is open front with a
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1960s French Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

1963 Vintage Christian Dior La Gaines Gorges Sheer Black Mesh Monogram Bra Top
By Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: Circa 1963 Christian Dior La Gaines et Gorges- an extremely rare and collectible piece of
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1960s French Bras

Christian Dior Necklace and earrings in coloured pastes and pearl, 1963
By Henkel and Grosse for Christian Dior
Located in Greyabbey, County Down
and was made by Henkel and Grosse for Christian Dior. A glamorous addition to any wardrobe, the
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Vintage 1960s German Choker Necklaces

Materials

Base Metal

Christian Dior GROSSE 1963 Vintage Long Curled Flower Blossom Pinecone Brooch
By Henkel and Grosse for Christian Dior
Located in Wokingham, England
Very good condition. Some very light scratches, some colour loss, barely noticeable. A unique piece. This gold plated stylised brooch. Safety-catch pin closure, signed on the back. ...
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Vintage 1960s German Baroque Brooches

Materials

Gold Plate

Christian Dior GROSSE 1963 Vintage Textured Black Oval Cabochon Clip Earrings
By Henkel and Grosse for Christian Dior
Located in Wokingham, England
100% Genuine, Very good condition. A very beautiful pair of clip on earrings, signed at the back. Size: 1.9*1.4 cm. Weight: 4.5 g/each. _ _ _ Great for everyday wear. Come with ...
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Vintage 1960s German Edwardian Clip-on Earrings

Materials

Gold Plate

Christian Dior GROSSE 1963 Braided Woven Twisted 3 Triple Strands Rope Bracelet
By Henkel and Grosse for Christian Dior
Located in Wokingham, England
Christian Dior GROSSE 1963 Unisex Braided Woven Twisted 3 Triple Strands Rope Bracelet, Gold Tone
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Vintage 1960s German Stuart Link Bracelets

Materials

Gold Plate

Christian Dior GROSSE 1963 Vintage Vivid Long Leaf Palm Modernist Retro Brooch
By Henkel and Grosse for Christian Dior
Located in Wokingham, England
Very good condition. 100% Genuine. Light scratches or colour loss, barely noticeable. A unique piece. This is gold plated stylised brooch. Safety-catch pin closure, signed Grosse on...
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Vintage 1960s German Art Nouveau Brooches

Materials

Gold Plate

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  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Christian Dior, born in Granville, France in 1905, was one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th century. His “New Look,” which featured a sensuous silhouette complete with rounded shoulders, a cinched waist and a full skirt, revived extravagance in women’s fashion after the poverty of World War II. Find an opulent collection of Dior pieces from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 19, 2024
    Yes, Christian Dior and Dior are the same. The French couturier Christian Dior founded his eponymous house in 1946. The brand is commonly known as simply Dior.

    After seven years as an art dealer in Paris, the Granville-born Dior retrained as a fashion illustrator, eventually landing a job as a fashion designer for Robert Piguet, and in 1941, following a year of military service, he joined the house of Lucien Lelong. Just five years later, with the backing of industrialist Marcel Boussac, the ascendant Dior established his own fashion house, at 30 avenue Montaigne in Paris.

    Dior's New Look — the silhouette introduced by the couturier with his first namesake collection in 1947 — featured gowns characterized by soft, rounded shoulders; a prominent bust; waspish waistlines; and long, voluminous skirts. Dior’s work definitively declared that opulence was in, and his return to a “pretty,” highly feminized style was a direct reaction to years of wartime austerity. 

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  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Christian Dior is famous for his eponymous fashion house. Dior's style is characterized by its elegant, yet conservative pieces, a range of which can be found on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Christian Dior was influenced by his years working as an art dealer and fashion illustrator before finally opening a fashion house of his own. He was initially interested in art and architecture. Prior to his work in fashion design, Dior ran an art gallery with a friend, where he showed the work of Max Ernst, Picasso, Joan Miró and others. In 1946, Dior opened his fashion house and strove to deliver bright fashions for a new era, discarding the sexless utilitarian garbs that had been forced upon people during the war. Three very talented women who worked in Dior’s studio — Madame Raymonde Zehnacker, Marguerite Carré and Mitzah Bricard — are also said to have inspired him. Shop iconic vintage and contemporary Dior clothing on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Christian Dior is so famous because he helped to set women's fashion trends of the 1940s and 50s. His designs marked a departure from the simpler looks popular during World War II, with feminine details like longer hemlines, fuller skirts and cinched waists. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Christian Dior apparel and accessories.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 13, 2024
    When Christian Dior died, Yves Saint Laurent took over the French fashion house in accordance with Dior's wishes. Saint Laurent had joined Christian Dior's atelier two years earlier, at the age of 19. He remained the creative director until 1960, following his conscription into the French military and a prolonged illness. In 1962, Saint Laurent established his own eponymous fashion house in Paris. On 1stDibs, shop a diverse assortment of Christian Dior apparel, bags and accessories.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Some Christian Dior products are made in Germany. The German designers, Henkel and Grossé, were active in the 1950s and onwards. Their designs can be recognized by a “Made in Germany” stamp. Shop a collection of vintage and new Christian Dior bags, clothing and accessories from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 25, 2024
    Yes, Christian Dior makes jewelry. The French luxury fashion house offers many fine jewelry pieces, including earrings, necklaces, bracelets and wedding and engagement rings. In addition, Dior has a line of more economically priced fashion jewelry. Shop a range of Christian Dior jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 19, 2024
    The fabrics Christian Dior used included cotton, wool and silk. And, in the late 1940s, in an era of rationing materials and wartime austerity, the legendary couturier’s New Look collection definitively declared that opulence, luxury and femininity were in.

    Dior’s debut Spring/Summer haute couture collection, christened “The New Look” by the fashion press in 1947 owing to its novelty, is characterized by soft, rounded shoulders; a prominent bust; waspish waistlines; and long, voluminous skirts. His return to a “pretty,” highly feminized style was a reaction to the miserable years of war, and this cinched-waist, ladylike ideal quickly became the predominant silhouette of the 1950s.

    Dior’s skirts could have 40-meter-circumference hems, and outfits could weigh up to 60 pounds. They were cut and shaped like architecture, on strong foundations that molded women and “freed them from nature,” Dior said. Buyers paid to attend his official fashion shows, and his models demurely strolled through a salon in the maison, its interiors bedecked with moldings, sconces and gilt-edged mirrors.

    Dior introduced lavish hourglass ball gowns and evening dresses while his Bar Suit comprised an ivory silk-shantung jacket with soft shoulders, nipped waist and padded hips over a voluminous black wool skirt. Rather than rationing, Dior’s ladies wanted reams of fabric and 19-inch waists enforced by wire corsets, and the fashion world concurred.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    After seven years as an art dealer, Christian Dior retrained as a fashion illustrator, eventually landing a job as a fashion designer for French fashion designer Robert Piguet. In 1941, following a year of military service, Dior joined the fashion house of Lucien Lelong. Five years later, he was able to open a fashion house of his own at 30 Avenue Montaigne in Paris. At 1stDibs, you’ll find a collection of vintage and modern Christian Dior clothing and accessories from some of the world’s top boutiques.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Christian Dior used natural fabrics in his designs. The most common ones were cotton, silk and wool. Most of the fabrics came from Europe. You'll find a variety of vintage Christian Dior apparel from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Christian Dior apparel and accessories are made in a number of locations. Shoes and ready-to-wear apparel come from factories in France and Italy, while workshops in Switzerland manufacture watches. Parisian ateliers produce all of the French luxury fashion house's jewelry. Sunglasses and scarves originate from Italian artisans. Shop a selection of Christian Dior apparel and accessories on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    An authentic Christian Dior scarf is hand-rolled and hand-stitched. The scarf is rolled in towards the logo and hand-stitched so that the material comes from the back to the front. The pattern should be symmetrical with no irregularities. Shop a collection of vintage and contemporary Christian Dior scarves on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Whether or not Christian Dior jewelry is real gold depends on the type in question. Dior often uses genuine 18-karat gold for its fine jewelry pieces. Fashion jewelry is usually not real gold. Instead, the brand applies a gold-tone finish to a base metal. Silver-tone pieces typically feature the same base metal under a layer of palladium. Find a large collection of Christian Dior jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 29, 2024
    No, Dior does not make nightgowns. A number of the French luxury brand’s vintage nightgowns can be found online from a variety of platforms, and while Dior garments are among fashion’s most collectible items, treasure hunters may be able to track down Dior slip dresses by visiting a favorite reseller’s physical storefront. Find an alluring assortment of vintage Christian Dior slip dresses and other dresses from top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, Christian Dior shirts generally do not run small. Most people find that they are true to size. However, some shirts feature a more fitted modern cut. For a looser fit, you may wish to buy one size up. On 1stDibs, find a collection of Christian Dior apparel.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Christian Dior is known for designing a dress style called the New Look in 1947. It had soft rounded shoulders, a fitted waist and a full A-line skirt. It was a dramatic departure from the simpler frocks worn by women during World War II. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of Christian Dior apparel.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    To tell if a Christian Dior bag is vintage, check for a date code inside. Normally, it appears on a stitched leather tag in the lining. If the date is more than 20 years old, the bag is vintage. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of Dior handbags.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    No, authentic Christian Dior scarves are not made in China. Authentic Christian Dior scarves are crafted in Italy and made of premium silk, cashmere and wool. You’ll find a large range of scarf styles, including authentic Christian Dior, from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.