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  • Printed Shantung Silk Dress and Jacket Ensemble, 1958

    Dress and jacket ensemble in printed blue shantung silk. Modified surplice neckline. Short sleeves with self-fabric bows where sleeve and neckline meet. Fitted bodice, full skirt. Skirt has one heavy net petticoat with two layers of tulle sewn to it over navy blue silk slip. Matching waist-length jacket has peaked collar, curved lapel with two black silk button closure, two mock flap pockets, bracelet length sleeves. Clothing label: PRINTEMPS-ETE 1958/Christian Dior/PARIS. The 1958 collection wa…

  • Blue Silk Faille Evening Dress, 1957

    Midnight blue silk faille dress. Very wide decollatage with three self-fabric roses: one at each shoulder and one at center front. Bracelet length sleeves. Very full skirt gathered into waistline. Skirt lined with blue silk organza. Underneatth are three layers of blue net, petticoat with three flounces of horsehair-stiffened net, and cream silk slip. Hem taken-up one half inch. Clothing label: AUTOMNE-HIVER 1957/Christian Dior. Stamped on label: 090226. This dress is from Dior's last collection…

  • Silk Ottoman-Style Dress with Short Jacket, 1952

    Short, off-white, heavily corded silk Ottoman-style dress with jacket. Strapless bodice with side seams emphasized by satin cording. Two satin bows on either side of waistline. Dress has been slightly shortened. Underneath dress is one layer of stiffening, one layer of tulle, and slip. Matching jacket is popularly called a shrug. Clothing label on dress: AUTOMNE-HIVER 1952/Christian Dior/PARIS. Stamped on label: 090226. Handwritten on tag sewn on back of label: 54.034. Clothing label on jacket: …