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1950s Rare Christian Dior for Japan Blue Suit

This Dior set perfectly symbolizes the lady who wore Dior but also wanted to feel glamorous and chic. This was made specifically for the Japanese market during the early licensing of the Dior house and is a rare find. The fabric is absolutely stunning and the color is very unusual as one normally sees a lot of subdued greys and blacks from this time period - to find a beautiful blue like this is just divine! The fabric is a beautiful boucle and has a remarkable depth to the texture. That combined with the deep blue is stunning and chic. The set itself is comprised of two pieces. The skirt actually has a light muslin sleeveless top attached to it so that it sits on the body and falls perfectly under the jacket. This was done during this time period and abandoned later as ways to cut excessive use of fabric were used more often. Styles also changed and women took off their jackets rather then kept the full suit on at all times like they would have then. Over this slips a wonderful little box cut jacket with a simple collar and pretty button detailing. I love that both the jacket and skirt have little slanted pockets with a button detail. Very striking and it is an exceptional garment that is made to demi-couture standards. Excellent condition

The jacket is lined in a hand set fine black tissue silk. The skirt has a full built in upper bodice that is made of a fine black muslin. The skirt itself is interlined in silk organza and heavier muslin in parts. The interior is all hand finished. The "dress" closes with a back painted metal zipper and the jacket closes with the buttons at the front as seen. The jacket and shell both have heavier, top-stiched edging that acts to weight the hems of each respectively. The pockets on the jacket and the skirt are functional and lined in silk. Proper finished buttonholes.

Sleeves: 20.5"
Shoulders: 16"
Bust: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 17" from neck to hem

Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from neck to waist
Skirt: 25" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2251

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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