Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 12

Vintage 1972 Christian Dior Couture Deco Print Silk Billow Sleeve Pleated Dress

$1,500

About

Gorgeous Christian Dior numbered demi-couture colorful print silk chiffon dress dating back to 1972. Christian Dior designed under his own name for only a decade, but his influence is everlasting. When the talented Marc Bohan took over as head designer in 1960, he continued the Dior tradition of elegant design and this beauty is a wonderful example. The graphic deco candy dot novelty chiffon fabric, trimmed with white relief piping, is truly breathtaking. The bodice is a fitted nipped-waist silhouette with dramatic billow-sleeves and wide cuffs. Shaped with beautiful pleatwork, the figure flattering swing cut adds fullness to the skirt without adding bulk in the hips. It has that perfect effortless vibe every fashionista looks for. Measurements Bust:32-33 inches Waist:25 inches Hips:up to 36 inches Sleeve Length:26 inches Total Length:42 inches This stunning Christian Dior London numbered 58716 garment is in excellent condition with no rips, holes or stains. Perfectly working hand-set zipper and couture finishing. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.

Details

  • Designer
  • Brand
  • Dimensions
    Bust: 32 in. (81.28 cm)Waist: 25 in. (63.5 cm)
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
  • Material Notes
    Silk, Chiffon, Pleatwork
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3092324263

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $70 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 7-9 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Beverly Hills, CA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About Christian Dior (Manufacturer)

Christian Dior (1905–57) 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 on 1stDibs — Dior gave women the gift of glamour they’d lost in the miserable years of war.

About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Recognized Seller
These prestigious sellers are industry leaders and represent the highest echelon for item quality and design.
Established in 2004
1stDibs seller since 2012
598 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Christian Dior Cold-Shoulder Silk Chiffon Bayadere Dress, Circa 1978
By Christian Dior, Marc Bohan
Located in Geneva, CH
If you are looking for the ideal option for the season’s upcoming weddings and garden parties, this 70’s Dior by Marc Bohan gown could be it. Made from lightweight multicolor silk ch...
Category

1970s Maxi Dresses

1970s Christian Dior By Marc Bohan Red Silk Dress
By Marc Bohan, Christian Dior
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage Dior by Marc Bohan red silk dress with white dots. Size : XS/ S Measurement : 32” Bust / 24” waist
Category

1960s Cocktail Dresses

1970s Christian Dior By Marc Bohan Hiroshige Wave Silk Chiffon Vintage 70s Gown
By Christian Dior, Marc Bohan
Located in Chicago, IL
Absolutley stunning rare 1970s vintage CHRISTIAN DIOR by MARC BOHAN hiroshige wave novelty print silk chiffon evening gown maxi dress ! Features a beautiful print in vibrant colors o...
Category

1970s Evening Gowns

A 70s Vintage Christian Dior Boutique Striped Cotton Dress
By Christian Dior, Marc Bohan
Located in Copenhagen, DK
A great 1980s ´Christian Dior boutique striped cotton dress with a button-down front and long tapered sleeves with one button cuffs. The unlined dress is made of a light cotton fabri...
Category

1970s Day Dresses

CHRISTIAN DIOR A/W 1972 Marc Bohan 2 Pc Black Orange Polkadot Blouse Skirt Set
By Christian Dior, Marc Bohan
Located in Thiensville, WI
Vintage Christian Dior Haute Couture designed by Marc Bohn Autumn/Winter 1972 black and orange stylized polka dot print blouse and skirt set. Round neckline blouse with nude attached...
Category

1970s Skirt Suits

1980s Christian Dior Green Dress
By Marc Bohan, Christian Dior
Located in Houston, TX
Tackle that list of meetings in this silk Christian Dior power dress! The feminine dress features long sleeves with ruffling around the armhole and at the cuffs. The top layer of the...
Category

1980s Day Dresses

A vintage S/S 1981 Little Black Christian Dior Haute Couture Dress
By Christian Dior, Marc Bohan
Located in Copenhagen, DK
A fabulous little black Christian Dior haute couture silk dress dating from the 1981 spring summer collection. The dress has a round neckline, a fitted waist, and gorgeous square, do...
Category

1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Christian Dior Boutique Paris Tulip print Strapless layered Maxi Dress 1970s
By Marc Bohan, Christian Dior
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Christian Dior Boutique Tulip print Strapless layered Maxi Dress from the 1970s during Marc Bohans design tenure at Dior. The Art Deco stylized tulips in the print of the over dress...
Category

1970s Evening Dresses

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery