1960s Christian Dior Numbered Demi-Couture Dress w Glittering Crystal Rhinestone Straps
This amazing little black dress is from the Marc Bohan years and it is a stunning example of his work during this time period. The dress is made from a black silk crepe and the cut at the front is a play on a classic tuxedo. The neckline is cut into a low scoop and it has the illusion of wrapping over itself and closing with a double row of silk black crepe covered buttons. This gives it that wonderful reference point to a tuxedo while at the same time it adds pretty detailing to the front. The dress is cut to skim over the bodice and then comes in at the waist. A simple black belt in a matching fabric circles around the waist and it partially attached to the dress so that it sits perfectly. I love how even the buckle of the belt is covered in the same fabric so that your eye does not get drawn down to the belt and the line of the dress is not broken. The skirt falls below that in a simple and slim pencil silhouette. The overall effect is very refined and chic. To add a subtle touch of glamour Bohan has edged the neckline all around with a row of glittering crystal rhinestones stacked in a double band. These then curve up and over each shoulder strap where they form a chain and loop pattern. They glitter like diamonds in real life and have far more of an impact then how they photographed. The dress is done to demi-couture standards and the interior Christian Dior label is numbered. It is a beautiful. Excellent condition with one small note below
Fully lined in a black silk and closes with a fine back painted metal zipper. All the inner edges are ribbon finished and hand done. Constructed to demi-couture standards. The buttonholes behind the decorative row of front buttons are properly made. The belt is attached around the waist with hidden snaps and has a slip buckle front. There is a tiny amount of snagging to the fabric here and there. It does not detract but is mentioned for accuracy.
Bust: to 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14-14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16" from top of shoulder strap to waist
Skirt: 23" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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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