1950s Demi-Couture Christian Dior Gold Silk Bow Dress

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This beautiful and early example of Christian Dior's work is quite extraordinary. This is the New York label so is what I consider to be demi-couture from this time period of Dior's history. These where made in, and for, the American market but were based on the runway designs and with many of the same high standard finishes that the true Haute Couture pieces incorporated. This is an incredible numbered Christian Dior from the 1950s. The color is a rich luminescent gold that seems to glow from within and is just incredible. Based on the "New Look" silhouette the top is sculpted to the body and kept simple but with really romantic detailing. Sleeveless, the bodice drapes down over the front and crosses over itself. I love the sweep of fabric that runs over each shoulder to meet at the V. Piping runs under the bust and a charming little bow sits there. This same piping detail is picked up on the skirt and on the matching belt so you feel wrapped in ribbons. The fabric above the waist is fitted and nips in and then the skirt flares out in a full sweep. I love the tiers and how each has a bit of a pouf feel due to the piped detailing. It has its own built in light tulle and I have styled it over a light crinoline as well so you can see the beautiful and graceful shape of the skirt. An exceptional early dress that is important and rare and a beautiful example of early Dior. Excellent condition with some teeny notes below.

Interlined through the skirt and the bodice with a fine silk organza and the skirt also has interlining of tulle through the to the ruffle. It closes with a back, painted metal zipper. The belt is original to the dress and is stamped Dior at the back and closes with a hook closure. Note that there is a tiny pinhole on the skirt near on side seam and there are some tiny dots of marks here and there - all very tiny and none that detract or mar the presentation of the dress once on but are mentioned for accuracy. The color is slightly richer in more person with a touch more depth and gold than how it photoed.

Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 16.5" from shoulder to waist
Skirt: 28" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

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
Designer
Christian Dior
Period
1950-1959
Condition
Excellent. A tiny pinhole on the skirt near on side seam and there are some tiny dots of marks here and there. all very tiny and none that detract or mar the presentation of the dress once on but are mentioned for accuracy. The color is slightly richer in perso.
Dealer Location
Toronto, Canada
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU1281844923
Address
Shrimpton Couture
www.shrimptoncouture.com
Toronto ON M5V 2M9
CA
(647) 559-2223
1stdibs Dealer since 2010 Located in Toronto, ON
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