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

  • 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)
  • Seller Location
    Houston, TX
  • Reference Number
    LU1032480972
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Located in Houston, TX

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