Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 11

Christian Dior by John Galliano silk Rasta Mania slip dress and hat, ss 2004

$6,383.71

About

Christian Dior by John Galliano silk chiffon mid-length slip dress and matching bucket hat with signature 'Rasta Mania' print, draped cleavage, open back, fabric button fastenings and attached cream silk slip dress Spring-Summer 2004

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $34.69 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 1-3 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About Christian Dior (Manufacturer)

Christian Dior was born in Granville, on the Normandy coast, in 1905. His prosperous haute bourgeois parents wanted him to become a diplomat despite his interest in art and architecture. However, they agreed to bankroll an art gallery, which Dior opened in 1928 in Paris with a friend.


This was the start of Dior’s rise in the city’s creative milieu, where he befriended Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau. After seven years as an art dealer, 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. There, the visionary couturier would alter the landscape of 20th century fashion.


Just two years after the end of World War II, the fashion crowd and the moribund haute couture industry were yearning, comme tout Paris, for security and prosperity, desperate to discard the drab, sexless, utilitarian garb imposed by wartime deprivation. They needed to dream anew.


And Dior delivered: He designed a collection for a bright, optimistic future. “It’s quite a revolution, dear Christian!” exclaimed Carmel Snow, the prescient American editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar, famously proclaiming, “Your dresses have such a new look.” The press ran with the description, christening Dior’s debut Spring/Summer haute couture collection the New Look. “God help those who bought before they saw Dior,” said Snow. “This changes everything.”


Dior’s collection definitively declared that opulence, luxury and femininity were in. His 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. Rather than rationing, his ladies wanted reams of fabric and 19-inch waists enforced by wire corsets, and the fashion world concurred. The debut got a standing ovation.


In the subsequent decade, Paris ruled as the undisputed fashion capital of the world, and Christian Dior reigned as its king. With the luxuriously full skirts of his New Look, suits and his drop-dead gorgeous evening dresses and ball gowns worthy of any princess — an expansive collection of which can be found at 1stDibs — Dior gave women the gift of glamour they’d lost in the miserable years of war.

About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in London, United Kingdom
Recognized Seller
These prestigious sellers are industry leaders and represent the highest echelon for item quality and design.
Established in 1994
1stDibs seller since 2015
448 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

NWT FW 2003 Christian Dior John Galliano Runway Pink Plunging Crystal Mini Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 2003 Christian Dior by John Galliano Runway Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: New with tags FABRIC: Viscose COUNTRY MADE: France SIZE: ...
Category

Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

F/W 1997 Christian Dior by John Galliano Runway Yellow Mini Dress w Fur
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1997 Christian Dior by John Galliano Runway- was worn on the runway with the exact necklace we show with the dress, but the necklace is sold separately. Please contac...
Category

1990s Mini Dresses

F/W 1997 Christian Dior by John Galliano Runway Pink Fringe Plunging Mini Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1997 Christian Dior by John Galliano Runway- necklace is from the same runway collection but is sold separately Please contact for more information and/or photos. CON...
Category

1990s Mini Dresses

F/W 1997 Christian Dior by John Galliano Runway Yellow Mink Mini Dress 38
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1997 Christian Dior by John Galliano runway- it was shown on the runway with the exact necklace we have shown with our dress but the necklace is sold separately Please...
Category

1990s Mini Dresses

1999 Christian Dior John Galliano Ivory Silk Knit Quilt Print Long Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano- size/fabric tag removed but we have sold this dress before with its tag so we know the year. Please contact for more information and/...
Category

1990s Maxi Dresses

Christian Dior by John Galliano Iconic 'Fashion Victim' Silk Dress, S/S 2003
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Christian Dior by John Galliano Iconic 'Fashion Victim' Silk Dress, S/S 2003 Click 'Continue Reading' below to see size & description. A rare and incredible women's dress from the...
Category

Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

Christian Dior by John Galliano Size 12 Blue Leopard One Shoulder Silk Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Chicago, IL
Amazing JOHN GALLIANO for CHRISTIAN DIOR cheetah print one shoulder silk dress! Features a light blue, brown and tan leopard animal print throughout. White leather belt loops through...
Category

Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

2000's Christian Dior by John Galliano Pink Silk Satin Mesh Trim Gown Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: 2000's Christian Dior by John Galliano Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- light wear but no holes or stains. FABRIC: Silk COUNTRY MAD...
Category

Early 2000s Maxi Dress

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery