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

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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.
Christian Dior
Christian Dior
Place of Origin
United Kingdom
Material Notes
Silk, Taffeta, Velvet
42 in. L
107 cm L
Marked Size
4 (US)
36 in. (91 cm)
26 in. (66 cm)
42 in. (107 cm)
Dealer Location
London, United Kingdom
Number of Items
Reference Number
Circa Vintage
64 Fulham High Street
London SW6 3LQ
+44 1228830069
1stdibs Dealer since 2013 Located in London, GB
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