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Rare Vintage 1964 Christian Dior by Bohan 3 Piece Ruby Paste & Art Glass Parure

$4,638.55per set

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A truly exceptional vintage Christian Dior full parure or suite that includes a rare full collar style necklace accompanied by matching brooch and clip on earrings and dating to 1964. Designed and created for the House of Christian Dior by Henkel & Grosse during the remarkable 30 year tenure of Marc Bohan as Head Designer at the House. This full and complete suite is a complete treasure and totally rare find. As is well documented for Christian Dior jewellery, the craftsmanship and quality of materials is outstanding. This Christian Dior parure features a striking combination of stones including vibrant large oval cabochon red and green art glass stones intended to mirror semi precious stones, surrounded by intense red Swarovski crystals amidst luxurious gold plated rope twist settings. The attention to detail always exceeds expectations with Dior jewellery. Dwell on the sixteen individual ovals for a moment and you realise the side of the ovals closest to the neck is set with fractionally smaller red Swarovski crystals; allowing the necklace to sit well on the neck whilst the larger stones on the outside edge maximise impact. The details in the jewellery as important as the detail in the clothing. A hallmark of Christian Dior's legacy. Such an incredibly elegant collar design perfectly enhanced with the complimentary brooch and earrings. The style of this parure displays a serious influence from the mid to late 1950s designs when the eponymous founder Christian Dior was at the helm. You can easily imagine this original three piece Dior parure gracing the models walking in the shows during the mid 1950s. This vintage Dior Parure is signed on each piece with the familiar Dior cartouche for this period and dated 1964. Brought to you in very good vintage condition without damage or repair. The necklace measures 38cm long, the brooch 5cm and the clip on earrings 2.5cm. A rare and soughtafter Vintage Dior Parure that is both wearable and a stunning piece of Dior heritage. A real gem! Established in 2016 and based in the heart of Cheshire, England; Jennifer Gibson Jewellery is a British brand that is already making a name for itself in the jewellery world both at home and internationally. With a lifelong and heartfelt love of timeless and unique jewellery, inspired by memories of her mother’s antiques emporium, founder, Jennifer Gibson, has a strong emotional connection to the industry. Put simply, jewellery is in her blood. Curating rare and stunning pieces of the world’s finest vintage jewellery, Jennifer has extraordinary passion, an exceptional eye for style, a lifetime of experience and a deep knowledge of the vintage market. Utterly captivated by vintage French couture house jewellery from the likes of Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Givenchy for as long as she can remember, Jennifer bought her first vintage piece in her early teens and has since amassed an enviable collection of heart-stoppingly beautiful pieces. Bringing classic pieces back to life and showcasing vintage style from the last century, Jennifer sits at the very heart of this special brand, offering a service that is as unique as her collection. We hope you love our collection and are here to help in your selection. Thank you for stopping by. Jennifer

Details

  • Creator
  • Sold As
    Set of 3
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1964
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Wilmslow, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1973212080792

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About the Designer

Christian Dior

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.
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