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Christian Dior Limited Edition Raffia Flower Bowler Handbag

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CHRISTIAN DIOR limited edition natural raffia bowler handbag embellished with multicolour embroidered raffia flowers. Yellow leather handles. Silver toned hardware. Polished silver toned CD suds. Interior is lined with the classic monogram DIOR beige fabric. One zippered inner pocket. Marked DIOR Limited Edition 0275. Made in Italy. Serial number : 07-RU-0095. Private sale performation on the inner leather tag. Indicative measurements : height incl. handles approx. 31.5 cm (12.40 inches) / height approx. 15.5 cm (6.10 inches) / base length approx. 30 cm (11.81 inches) / max. depth approx. 7.7 cm (3.03 inches). CONDITION REPORT (Score : 7.4/10) - Overall exterior condition : Great pre owned condition (some pleated/pulled raffia elements on flowers, missing some beads, minor glue mark on side leather tab - see photo 13). - Corners : Good (leather trim shows minor rubbing and soiling / see examples on photos 19 and 20). - Base : Excellent. - Inside : Excellent. - Shape : Great (minor storage deformation). - Hardware : Great (usual scratches). - Strap : Good (storage pleats, cracks/black stains/minor rubbing on side coating / see photos). - Closure : Great. - Smell : Odor free. NOTES - This is a preloved vintage item, therefore it might have imperfections. - Colors may differ slightly from actual product appearance due to differences in lighting conditions. - As a buyer, you are fully responsible for customs duties, other local taxes and any administrative procedures related to imports into the country of destination.


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About the Manufacturer

Christian Dior

When Christian Dior launched his couture house, in 1946, he wanted nothing less than to make “an elegant woman more beautiful and a beautiful woman more elegant.” He succeeded, and in doing so the visionary designer altered the landscape of 20th century fashion. Dior 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. 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, Dior gave women the gift of glamour they’d lost in the miserable years of war.On 1stDibs, find an exquisite range of vintage Christian Dior clothing, jewelry, handbags and other items.
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