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Documented 1976 Christian Dior Silk Chiffon Dress Set

This set was photoed for L'Officiel in 1976 where it was shown with a red cape. What is particularly interesting is that I acquired this several years ago and the seller bought it from a model who was often paid in the clothes that she wore. It is interesting to think that this may be the very same set that you see in the editorial photo. The set is gorgeous and consists of a top that can be worn as a top or layered as a light jacket and a long skirt that has a beautiful cut. The top is cut to be won loose and I have photoed it tucked as presented in the editorial photo, and also un-tucked so you can see the full thing. The sleeves are cut wide and full and the front closes with matching silk fabric covered buttons but set so there is a wide key hole that runs down the front. It is edged in gold piping that though discreet, adds a beautiful finish. The skirt flows to the floor and has flat pleats around the hip so its skims the hips beautifully. Once past the hip these open and allow volume and movement. It is absoltuely beautiful and a wonderfully documented and rare set. Excellent condition

The top is unlined and closes with a button at the low neck and three buttons near the waist. The skirt closes with a hand set side zipper and hook & eye at the waist and is fully lined in a solid color red silk chiffon.

Image by Roland Bianchini for L’Officiel de la Couture N. 625, 1976

Sleeves: 24"
Shoulders: 19" but meant to drop off shoulder
Bust: 22" flat across the back from seam to seam
Waist: 21" flat across the back from seam to seam
Length: 24" from neck to hem

Waist: 14" flat across the back from seam to seam
Hips: 20" flat across the back from seam to seam
Length: 42" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# DD1999

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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