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94/47/1 Evening dress, womens, silk, made by Christian Dior, Paris, France, 1957. Click to enlarge.

Evening dress by Christian Dior

Made by House of Dior in Paris, France, 1957.

Strapless, sheath style made of ivory silk satin. The fitted, boned bodice is draped across the lower front to pleat in at the centre waist. The bodice fastens at the left back with a row of metal hooks and eyes with 2 similar internal rows of concealed hooks. The tight ankle length skirt is of complex construction with opposed drapes and pouching and features a curved ‘cross over’ panel with press stud fastenings at the waist. The attached waist sash is trimmed with a self fabric bow and loops ...

Summary

Object No.

94/47/1

Object Statement

Evening dress, womens, silk, made by Christian Dior, Paris, France, 1957

Physical Description

Strapless, sheath style made of ivory silk satin. The fitted, boned bodice is draped across the lower front to pleat in at the centre waist. The bodice fastens at the left back with a row of metal hooks and eyes with 2 similar internal rows of concealed hooks. The tight ankle length skirt is of complex construction with opposed drapes and pouching and features a curved 'cross over' panel with press stud fastenings at the waist. The attached waist sash is trimmed with a self fabric bow and loops around the body to fasten at knee. The bodice is lined with both cream and yellow satin, the upper skirt with fine white silk gauze with a wide satin hem band forming the lining of the lower skirt.

Marks

Machine embroidered fabric label "PRINTEMPS-ETE 1957/Christian Dior/PARIS" and ink stamp "85 462"

Dimensions

Width

420 mm

Depth

1280 mm

Production

Notes

Date on label.

History

Notes

Originally made for house model.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by The Fashion Group Inc, 1994

Acquisition Date

7 February 1994

Cite this Object

Harvard

Evening dress by Christian Dior 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 October 2019, <https://ma.as/141512>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/141512 |title=Evening dress by Christian Dior |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=20 October 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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