c1968 Diorling by Christian Dior Numbered Mod Black & White Check Coat
The Diorling label was introduced at the Christian Dior London boutique on Conduit Street in 1968. It was meant as a ready to wear label and to appeal to his younger clientelle primarily in London. The name came from the perfume of the same moniker that launched in 1963. The line was created and designed by Jorn Langberg, Artistic Director of Christian Dior London. Pieces under this label stopped being produced until 1973 so we have a definitive window to date the clothing with this label. The number on the label most likely denoted a custom order. It is an important part of Dior's history and pieces are held in museums around the world.
This coat is wonderful. It is made of a woven fabric that almost has the feel of a linen type fabric. This creates the wonderful black and white check design that covers the entire coat. In person this fabric choice gives the coat a richer feel and you get more of a sense of the texture it creates. The coat is cut neat and slim with a notched collar and lean sleeve. It closes down the front with ta row of large round matte black buttons. The waist comes in slightly for definition at the front while at the back the bottom panels are more flared fora touch of volume. I love how the fabric at the back is set in the opposite direction to highlight this slight change in design. The overall effect is simple and neat with the attention given to the cut and line, allowing that amazing fabric to take center stage. Excellent condition with a small note to review below
Fully lined in a black silk. Pockets hidden on each hip. Closes with the large buttons down the front. Finished button holes. The label is numbered 8109. It appears to have not been worn much at all but there are some small faint storage spots. They are minimal but there upon close inspection . Please review the photos after the label shot
Bust: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 39" from neck 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.