Sensational 1950s Christian Dior Black Taffeta Silk Dress with Velvet Sash

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

About

Sensational 1950s Christian Dior black silk taffeta dress with velvet sash and bow. This dress was part of the 'The New Look' which was pioneered by Christian Dior after the Second World War and the beginning of the classic 1950s silhouette which we know today. This consisted of full skirts and soft shoulders/neckline which can been seen in this dress in the way the waist is very much nipped in and the neckline is cut off the shoulder. This style of dress very much represented the end of the war as the amount of fabric used in order to achieve the full skirt was much more than was ordinarily used throughout the 1940s. Additionally, there is an extraordinary construction of the under skirts, of which there are three nets used of different grades. Fastening through a full length metal zip down the middle of the back, the dress has three quarter length sleeves and would come to just below, or on the knee. Full internal corset and typical of this style, the bust is much larger than the waist so would best fit a US size 4 or UK 8.

The label is Christian Dior Ltd London, Made in England, and the retailers label still inside is Galeries Lafayette - London branch. One of the best Dior dresses we have ever offered for sale - in truly excellent vintage condition with no fault to note. Worthy of any museum collection or for the serious collector.

Details

  • Material Notes
    Silk, Taffeta, Velvet
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    42 in. L
    107 cm L
  • Marked Size
    4 (US)
  • Bust
    36 in. (91 cm)
  • Waist
    26 in. (66 cm)
  • Length
    42 in. (107 cm)
  • Dealer Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU5502424363
Contact The Seller
Typical Response Time: 2 hours
1stdibs seller since 2013
Located in London, GB

More from this Seller

1960s Christian Dior Black Ostrich Feather Dress
1960s Christian Dior Black Ostrich Feather Dress
Christian Dior
An absolutely stunning 60’s black velvet dress by Christian Dior, London. Perfect for a winter party, this knee length dress has full-length sleeves which feature black ostrich feather...
1970s Christian Dior Boutique Couture Label Black Silk Chiffon Dress
1970s Christian Dior Boutique Couture Label Black ...
Christian Dior
Gorgeous vintage 1970s Christian Dior black silk chiffon dress with balloon sleeves and ruffled neckline. The skirt and bodice of the dress have a double layer of chiffon while the sle...
1980s Christian Dior Black Polka Dot Silk Dress
1980s Christian Dior Black Polka Dot Silk Dress
Christian Dior
Lovely vintage 1980s Christian Dior black silk dress with woven polka dot pattern and velvet bow at the front of the V- neckline. This dress features long sleeves and a dropped waist wi...
1960s Christian Dior Demi Couture Ivory Organza Dress & Jacket
1960s Christian Dior Demi Couture Ivory Organza Dr...
Christian Dior
Sensational ivory silk organza dress and sleeveless jacket set with sculptural 3D organza roses around the hems. This vintage 1960s piece by Christian Dior is couture made and would ma...
1960s Christian Dior Purple Skirt Suit with Beaded Trim
1960s Christian Dior Purple Skirt Suit with Beaded...
Christian Dior
Fabulous 1960s skirt suit by Christian Dior for American department store Stanley Korshak. This unusual purple fine wool suit has a tiny ribbon woven through the outer fabric giving th...
1920’s/30’s Sequined Long Black Flapper Dress.
1920’s/30’s Sequined Long Black Flapper Dress....
Unknown
A stunning full-length flapper dress of haute couture quality. This dramatic black chiffon gown is fully lined in black satin and features sequined panels attached around the skirt cre...
1950s Black Strapless Vintage Dress with Lace Bust
1950s Black Strapless Vintage Dress with Lace Bust...
Unknown
Elegant black silk vintage 1950s strapless cocktail dress with slightly dropped, curved waist and lace and net ruffles on the bust. It has a classic 50s full skirt, boning in the bodic...
1950’s Oscar de la Renta Yellow and Black Bubble Dress (Unlabelled)
1950’s Oscar de la Renta Yellow and Black Bubble ...
This sensational couture cocktail dress by Oscar de la Renta consists of a yellow silk dupion bodice and black silk organza bubble skirt with black applique flowers and scallops. The ...
1960s I. Magnin Black Silk Dress
1960s I. Magnin Black Silk Dress
Unknown
Black silk cocktail dress with 4 decorative diamonte buttons from high end American department store I. Magnin. This lovely piece is sleeveless with a knee length skirt that features a...
1930s Floral Chiffon Dress with Black Lace Puff Sleeves & Slip
1930s Floral Chiffon Dress with Black Lace Puff Sl...
Unknown
Beautiful vintage 1930s floral silk chiffon full-length dress with oversized black lace puff sleeves. This piece features black velvet trim and an attached waist tie belt. Due to the s...
1960s Black Organza Dress With Ribbon Work
1960s Black Organza Dress With Ribbon Work
Unknown
Beautiful and very stylish vintage 1960s black organza dress with floral ribbon work applique throughout. The dress is lined in the bodice and skirt leaving the sleeves and top of the ...
1980s Victor Edelstein Couture Navy Silk Dress
1980s Victor Edelstein Couture Navy Silk Dress
Victor Edelstein
This stylish and elegant knee length dress was designed by British couture designer Victor Edelstein. Edelstein founded his own haute couture fashion house in the late 1970’s after des...