1956 Christian Dior Demi-Couture Blue Floral Silk Portrait Collar New Look Dress For Sale
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1956 Christian Dior Demi-Couture Blue Floral Silk Portrait Collar New Look Dress

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The House of Dior has been an enduring icon of Haute-Couture. While the House of Dior is still a thriving business today, Dior's untimely death in 1957 left the fashion world without a great dictator of style. Christian Dior designed under his own name for only a decade, but his influence is everlasting. Here is a rare opportunity to own a breathtaking 1956 Dior numbered original designed by Dior himself for the Europe Export market, before he passed away. Garments with this rare label are couture made for clients who could not go in for multiple fittings. The dress is fashioned in a stunning "light as a feather" baby-blue watercolor petal floral crepe-de-chine silk which is perfect for the summer season. I love the over-sized portrait collar with unique sculpted criss cross design. The hourglass nipped-waist met by the full pleated skirt frames the perfect New Look silhouette. As Dior himself once said, "Elegance must be the right combination of distinction, naturalness, care and simplicity." This iconic show-stopper is a wonderful mix of these elements. Measurements Bust:39-40 inches Waist:32 inches Hips:Free Sweep Total Length:44 inches This Christian Dior 13256 numbered Demi-Couture dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Shown with petticoat which is not included. Hand-finished couture construction throughout. Highly wearable and an important investment piece that will continue to increase in value.

Details

  • Period
    1950-1959
  • Material Notes
    Crepe, Crepe de Chine, Crepe backedSilk
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    D 44 in.D 111.76 cm
  • Bust
    40 in. (101.6 cm)
  • Waist
    32 in. (81.28 cm)
  • Length
    44 in. (111.76 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU3094112761
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