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1960s Chic Larger Christian Dior Numbered Suit

This wonderful and chic numbered suit would be considered demi-couture, specifically ordered by a client based on the collection designed at the time for Dior London and not purchased straight off the rack. The client would have been measured and perhaps chose the specific fabric and or cut that she wished but not gone the through the haute couture experience of having the design fitted from muslin at the Paris atelier. Numbered pieces of this type were often one of a kind and much of them done by hand. This suit is lovely - a boucle wool has a sting stripe and nubby detailing through the fabric. The stripe of the fabric has been used to define and highlight the boxed cut. The jacket is straight cut and closes down the front with large dramatic buttons. I love the wide edging that runs down the front and around the collar. The skirt is a simple pencil with a slight A-line as it nears the hem. Excellent condition

Both pieces are fully lines in a silky black satin finish fabric. The skirt has a hidden set zipper with hook & eye and a snap at the waist to close. The jacket buttons to close. The tag is numbered

Sleeves: 19"
Shoulders: 18"
Bust: 22" flat across the back from seam to seam
Waist: 21" flat across the back from seam to seam
Hips: 22" flat across the back from seam to seam
Length: 23" from neck to hem

Waist: 16" flat across the back from seam to seam
Hips: 22" flat across the back from seam to seam
Length: 24" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: LRG-XL

Item# S565

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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