1960s Miss Dior Velvet Dress w Silver Sequin & Paillette Embellished Sleeves

The Miss Dior label launched in 1967 and it was meant to appeal more to the daughters of the established couture clients. The boutique was right next door to the Couture atelier and the line was sold only there and in stores throughout France. In December of 1970 the line hit the US market, in place of the by then finished Dior-New York label. It was an instant hit. The clothing produced for this label was made in the Dior workrooms and was designed primarily by Phillipe Guiborgé, who also designed the Boutique lines, but was still overseen and finalized by Marc Bohan.

The dress is so gorgeous in person. Black velvet is always the hardest fabric to photo and really catch the elements of the piece properly. If you even remotely love it in the photos you will be even happier when you see it in person. This is classic sixties in its design. The shape is that flattering mod shift silhouette that falls from the shoulders and skims over the body to the hem. At the hem it gently widens out in a slight flare. The neckline on this one is set high and the collar has been doubled over so that you get the softness of the velvet against the skin. I love how the fabric is gathered just slightly at the base of the collar for the subtlest of details. The sleeves are the star of the show on this one and each is absolutely spectacular. They are cuffed and close with velvet covered buttons. Above each cuff they balloon out with wonderful volume. To further highlight the volume of each sleeve, they are covered with hand applied silver pailettes and beads. Most of these are stacked atop each other and the sizes range to quite large. The effect is a 3D finish to each sleeve that is amazing. Even better in person. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a hand set, fine black silk and closes with a back zipper. Each cuff buttons to close with velvet covered buttons and loops. The applique work is hand placed and hand sewn into place.

Sleeves: approx 24" from dropped seam
Slightly dropped shoulders: 17"
Bust: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 34" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD3202

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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