1950s Christian Dior Houndstooth Designer Cape and Dress Set

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Extraordinary example of early Christian Dior's work is quite extraordinary. The New York label was made in America for the American market based on the runway designs and used many Couture standards known to some as Demi-Couture. Excellent, museum quality condition.

Remarkable tailored cape and coordinating dress designed in a hounds tooth wool fabric. Knee length dress with front button placket. Black buttons. Long sleeves. Front button cape is molded to the shoulders with an exaggerated collar and a complement to the dress completing this amazing "New Look" suit.

The beautiful ensemble, which appears unworn, is lined throughout omitting the sleeves. The panel on the bodice buttons and snaps into place. Tulle lines the panels of the skirt to add slight volume where intended. Side zipper.

**Note that the buttons show mild patina. Easily replace or recoat but left as is as they are original to the dress.

Museum Quality piece.

Dress - Bust; 34 1/2, Waist: 28 1/2, Hip: 37 1/2
Shoulder Hem Length: 36,
Wrist: 9 1/2 inches
Cape - Shoulder Hem Length: 35 inches
Dress side seams can be let out 1/2 "
Dress hem can be lengthened 2"

*All MRS Couture garments have been professionally cleaned and thoroughly checked before shipping, so that they are ready to wear upon arrival.
Details
Designer
Christian Dior
Place of Origin
United States
Period
1950-1959
Material Notes
Wool, Overall, Button, Buttonhole, Collar, Yoke, Zip
Condition
Excellent
Marked Size
4 (US)
Bust
34.5 in. (88 cm)
Waist
28 in. (71 cm)
Hip
37.5 in. (95 cm)
Shoulder to Hem
36 in. (91 cm)
Dealer Location
Houston, TX
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU1032480972
Address
MRS Couture
7324 Southwest Freeway Suite 345
Houston TX 77074
US
By Appointment Only
(832) 648-3701
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