c1968 Christian Dior Demi-Couture Gold & Printed Silk Dress
This exceptional dress is by Marc Bohan for Christian Dior and it is a wonderful example of his work during this time period. It was in the late 1960s that was doing these wonderful metallic detailed dresses and the results were stupendous. The silk chiffon base on this one has a print that has pops of a pale blue worked through the design. Woven through that silk is a gold lurex thread to give the dress its metallic finish. The gold is used to highlight the lines and cut of the dress and catch the light as you move. The neckline is a cut into a square off shape and the bodice is balanced by long slim sleeves. The gold thread is placed to follow the neckline and also run down each sleeve in rows. On the skirt the gold is placed on the top of each pleat that runs down the length of the skirt. When you stand still the skirt looks like a column of gold but when you move and the pleats open you get the contrast on the printed silk chiffon. The dress has its original matching belt to cinch in the waist and on the belt are the same gold horizontal stripes that circle the hem. made to demi-couture standards. Excellent condition.
Fully lined in a brown silk with the sleeves left unlined. It closes with a back painted metal & nylon zipper and hook & eye at the neck. Each sleeve has a hidden snaps at the cuff. The belt closes with a combination of hook, grommets and snaps and is stamped Christian Dior on the back. Hand finished. Note that it was too small to properly close at the back on my mannequin - on the right size girl it will of course close perfectly at the back.
Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips of the inner lining: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from neck to waist
Skirt: 43.5" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.