Early 1960s Floral Print Christian Dior New York Dress

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I have had this tucked away and it finally feels like the right time to let it go. It is one of my favorite pieces of Dior that I have ever had in my archives. It is a really a stunning Dior with a very innovative design and that floral print will forever feel fresh and relevant. The fabric is a crisp heavy grade polished cotton that has been custom screened with a beautiful floral design. The expected way to do that design would have been to make the floral parts the muted raspberry red and the backdrop the cream and by flipping it like it has been the design stand out and yet remains soft and romantic. The cut is genius - the base dress nips in at the waist with the skirt set in a series of soft gathers around the waist allowing it to flare gently out without adding overt volume. The bodice also gathers softy into the waist for just a hint of blousing and then curves up high and square at the front. At the back you have two layers, the base layer has a single shoulder and curves down on the other side. Over this a panel of fabric hooks into place at the shoulder so it left to deliberately sit out from the dress and is even angled slightly along the bottom hem. A matching fabric belt circles the waist. I adore the flat bow that sit at the top of the shoulder and the dress cam with a small length of finished fabric that I have tied in a bow at the waist on the opposite side. It is absolutely wonderful and a fabulous example of Dior. Excellent, museum quality condition and appears to have never been worn

Interlined in a fine white silk muslin and closes with a back handset painted metal zipper and that back panel closes with hook & eye at the shoulder. The belt is attached and hooks to close. Note the color in person is a soft combination of a red-pink and a soft cherry red. It photoed as a little more of a coral color.

Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 15" from neck to waist
Skirt: 24.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

Details

  • Period
    1960-1969
  • Condition
    Excellent. Note the color in person is a soft combination of a red-pink and a soft cherry red. It photoed as a little more of a coral color..
  • Seller Location
    Toronto, Canada
  • Reference Number
    LU128767282
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Located in Toronto, ON

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