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1960s Marc Bohan for Christian Dior Floral Print Dress

This is one of my favorite pieces of Dior that I have had in the shop. It has both a very innovative design and is visually very beautiful. The fabric is a crisp polished silk with a romantic floral design screened over its surface. I love the soft cherry red mixed with the palest cafe au lait. Each flower and stem is also edged with a fine line in coral that highlights the design. The cut is genius. It nips in at the waist and the skirt is set in a series of soft gathers around the waist. This allows it to flare gently out without adding a large amount of volume. The bodice also gathers softy into the waist for just a hint of blousing and then curves up to a high, square cut neckline. At the back you have two layers to the construction, the interior layer has a single shoulder and curves down on the other side. Over this is a panel of fabric that hooks into place at the shoulder so it is sits deliberately out a touch from the dress. This gives it a wrap over effect that is very pretty. The matching fabric belt circles the waist to add shape. I adore the flat bow that sits at the top of the shoulder. The dress also came with a small length of finished fabric that I have tied in a bow at the waist on the opposite side which is where I believe it was intended. Excellent, museum quality condition.

Interlined in a fine white silk muslin and closes with a back handset painted metal zipper and that back panel closes with hook & eye at the shoulder. The belt is attached and hooks to close. Note the color in person is a soft combination of a red-pink and a soft cherry red. It photoed as a little more of a coral color and is much prettier in person. Appears to have never been worn 

Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 15" from neck to waist
Skirt: 24.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2744

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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