Christian Dior silk jersey dress with openwork front . circa 1970s For Sale
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Christian Dior silk jersey dress with openwork front . circa 1970s

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Christian Dior was responsible for the pivotal point in twentieth-century fashion. Including the Oblique Line in 1950, the Oval Line in 1951, the Profile Line in 1952. The fact is Dior defined the silhouette of the 1950s. The 1970s however was about fantasy, escapism, undisguised sexuality and new fabrics. Designs by Dior during this period sometimes unexpectedly mirror the dynamism and modernity of the era. In step with French designers such as Paco Rabanne who went to town creating show stopping fashion inspired by the idea of bright new future, the house of Dior also experimented with innovative styles. This fine silk dress is subtly detailed with 1970s futuristic elements such as the geometric shape and metallic fabric on both shoulders and waist of the dress. The ivory-white reflects a trend of the time when celebrities in particular Bianca Jagger and Rod Stewart wore all white outfits. The cut however is the star performer here. The focus has shifted from the recognisable 1950s Dior waist to the erogenous zones of both bust and neck to create a plunging V-neckline design that both conceals and reveals. Made from a natural silk fabric that hangs beautifully to emphasise the female shape. This fluid and timeless dress would have been perfect to impress at hedonistic nights at Studio 54 in New York and in the 1970s parties in London.

Details

  • Material Notes
    Silk
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Bust: 34 inch/86.5cm waist: 26 inch/66cm Hip:27 inch/68.5cm Total length:42.2 inch/107.2cm
  • Dimensions
    D 42.2 in.D 107.19 cm
  • Marked Size
    8-10 (EU)
  • Waist
    26 in. (66.04 cm)
  • Hip
    27 in. (68.58 cm)
  • Length
    42.2 in. (107.19 cm)
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU91717145692
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