Important F/W 1958 Christian Dior Haute Couture Ad Campaign Coat
This fabulous, and rare, Haute Couture evening coat, done in a rich midnight blue silk is extraordinary. This is from the second collection by Yves Saint Laurent for Christian Dior collection for the Fall/ Winter collection of 1958 and has all its proper labels denoting it as a piece from the Haute Couture collection. It is also the piece from the show that was used in the ad campaign that season and I have included that reference photo here for you as well. It has the strong lines that Yves was after with his ground breaking collection that season and it is extraordinarily beautiful and a true piece of fashion history.
The coat feels like it was worn very little if at all. It is numbered and entirely hand finished and extremely well made to the standards of Haute Couture. This would have been made in the ateliers of Dior and fitted by Yves himself at the final stages. The coat is cut with the volume that the era and Yves dictated where in fashion. A neat rounded collar wraps around the neck and over itself to close just off side. This sits above a double row of large silk covered buttons in the same beautiful deep shade of blue silk the coat if made from. The vertical seams that run down each side of the buttons are cut gracefully on a slight curve and pockets are hidden along them. The back has a great swoop of volume and fullness caused by an inverted pleat that opens from just under the collar and gives the back of the coat incredible volume and swing. It is absolutely wonderful and an exquisite example of Haute Couture from one of the nost important houses of our modern era. Excellent condition
Fully lined in hand set silk and buttons to close at the front with pockets on each hips. It is in the best possible Museum level condition that it could be in in my opinion. The coat is meant to sit and feel slightly oversized so will fit a variety of sizes.
Length: 38.5" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG
Reference Photos: (1) Christian Dior, 1958. / (2) As photographed for creative purposes by Ted Belton. Stylist: Amanda Lee Shirreffs. Hair & Makeup: Erin Heather. Model: Ginni Connors at Elmer Olsen. (3) & (4) Behind the scenes shots from the shoot from Cherie's iPhone
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.