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Autumn/Winter 1959 Christian Dior Couture Black Silk Chiffon "Bella" Gown

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Absolutely breathtaking black layered silk chiffon Christian Dior Couture gown from the fall/winter 1959 collection. Strapless, very subtle sweetheart neckline with a corseted bodice. Matching silk chiffon belt at waist with a large bow at the centre front. The skirt cascades from the waist in light, soft layers that are trimmed in a delicate black silk. Intricately fastens with hook and eye and small snap buttons, no zipper. Interior boning for a snug fit through the bust and waist. Solid black silk skirt lining. Couture label with bolduc number and hand written tag from the couturier seamstress. Originally made for Bergdorf Goodman and named the "Bella dress". Very good vintage condition with some very minor signs of wear. Handmade in France. Bust 30" Waist 24" Hips 32" Front Length 49" Back Length 53"
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