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Christian Dior Haute Couture Milieu de Siecle Dinner Dress Fall/Winter 1949-1950


An important two (2) piece black wool with silk cummerbund/sash, boned bustier having two (2) faux buttons and pleat at center of bust, side zipper, tulle lining, extending below hem to tuck into fitted long flaring skirt. Skirt having 2 side pleats at waistline and stiff facing to exaggerate the hip, curving front seams inset at top with pockets and embroidered point, five faux buttons above split to hem arcing toward dipping back hem scissor slit at center below embroidered point, back zipper, silk lining. Ruched and wired cummerbund passes through itself through a side loop and opens into a large side drape. Similar example Metropolitan Museum of Art 1989.130.1AB Measurements: Bust: 34"; waist: 25.5"; Hip: 38"; skirt front length: 35"; back length: 46" Condition: very good; possible shortening of sash; very collectible, exhibitable


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