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A Christian Dior-Marc Bohan Little Black Dress numbered 15843 Spring Summer 1982

$1,699.95

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Spring Summer 1982 Collection France Haute Couture or cocktail little black dress in muslin and Caudry lace from the designer house Christian Dior directed by Marc Bohan. Straight dress with batwing sleeves and interesting pointed cutouts in Caudry lace on the neckline, shoulders and slightly puffed sleeves. Backgounf fabric in shaded and striped muslin and unde-dress in black silk crepe. Elegant fastenings with matching buttons on the back closing the round collar lined with velvet. Velvet belt with hooks on one side, decorated with a draped braid to tie. The level of construction of this dress and the Couture finishes are worthy of the largest fashion designer house in the world. Label white background black graphics Christian Dior Paris Printemps Eté 1982 Made in France numbered 15843. Flawless dress. Excellent condition of color and conservation. Dimensions: Equivalent French Size 36 Height 96 cm Shoulders 39 cm Sleeves 54 cm Chest 82 cm Waist 74 cm Hips 87 cm Belt 67 cm Artistic Director of the designer house Jean Patou from 1954 to 1957, Marc Bohan joined the designer house Christian Dior in 1957 where he would oversee creations in London and New York. Departing from Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan was appointed artistic director of the famous designer house in 1961. He holds the record for longevity at Dior since he will not give up his place to Gianfranco Ferré until 1989. He will maintain the famous designer house at a very high level of prestige.

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  • Designer
  • Brand
  • Dimensions
    Marked Size: Equivalent French Size 36 (EU)
  • Style
    1982 (In the Style Of)
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Excellent Condition and Color.
  • Seller Location
    Toulon, FR
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU63339338722

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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.

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