Fall 1977 Christian Dior Haute Couture Cream Silk Suit

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This wonderful suit is from the Fall 1977 Marc Bohan for Christian Dior Haute Couture collection. Whenever I find true couture pieces I am thrilled and this one is especially wonderful.

Made of a beautiful cream silk that has a secondary pattern woven through it. That pattern is little abstract shapes and I love that every once in a while one of the shapes in that design looks suspiciously like little hearts. The pants are cut with a straight leg and this gives them a bit of width while the silk keeps them soft feeling. The waist lines is banded and the front flat with just a hint of softness there as well. Pockets lie along the seams on each hip. The jacket is wonderful and done in a boxed cut that falls in a slim and straight line. It ends just at the hip which gives the pants the perfect balance. I love the clear lucite buttons with their little silver capped tops that run down the front - they are the only embellishment on the piece. three top set pockets in the same fabric add subtle detailing. The straight cut sleeves and rounded are kept simple as well. It was a teeny bit small on my mannequin so on the right size girl will sit even better. In person it is even better. A true piece of history. Numbered Haute Couture. Overall excellent condition with some notes to review below.

Both pieces are fully lined - the jacket in a rich cream silk satin and the pants are also a silk satin but a slightly lighter version. Entirely made by hand in the Dior atelier as Haute Couture dictates. The jacket buttons to close and pants close with a front painted metal zipper and hook & eye at the waist. Pockets on the jacket and pants. There is a 2 1/4 inch hem on the pants if you needed more length. The pants have a slight line of a yellow mark at the lower front right leg near the hem (see photo). The jacket sows discoloration under the arms on the inside that does not go through. (see photo). There is the slightest darkening to the edge of the collar.

Jacket
Sleeves: 21"
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 23.5" from neck to hem

Pants
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 41" from waist to hem
Inseam: 30.5"

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Photo: from the Dior 1976-77 Fall Haute Couture show in Paris

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
Details
Designer
Christian Dior
Brand
Christian Dior
Period
1970-1979
Condition
Good. The pants have a slight line of a yellow mark at the lower front right leg near the hem (see photo). The jacket sows discoloration under the arms on the inside that does not go through. (see photo). Slightest darkening to the edge of the jacket.
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dealer Location
Toronto, Canada
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU1282877033
Address
Shrimpton Couture
www.shrimptoncouture.com
Toronto ON M5V 2M9
CA
(647) 559-2223
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