1979 Documented Christian Dior Striped Silk Gown

As Seen on Giovanna Battaglia!

Incredible Christian Dior gown in a beautiful silk chiffon that has been done in a red and white striping. To me this is the perfect summer gown - it has a light and airy feel to it, the front plunge feels sexy but not overtly so and the color is just perfect. The skirt has miles and miles of fabric in it and the top layer is set over two inner layers of white silk chiffon that adds to that beautiful feel of fullness and lightness. The top is edged in a wide ruffle of fabric whose stripes are smaller and set closer together then those on the skirt and bodice. It plunges quite deep at the front and the back scoops softly. This gown is so well made that if you wished to wear the plunge at the back you could get away with it! You can also wear the shoulders lower. An amazing documented find from the 1979 collection. Excellent, appears unworn condition.

The last photo shows two versions from the same 1979 collection. The caption on this photograph reads  "Boutique collection, 1979 ‘In the Wind’, two organza evening dresses with green, white and red stripes in the ‘Boutique’ Collection for the spring and summer, from Christian Dior London, photo from the Getty Archive"

Fully lined in a white silk crepe through the bodice and two layers of silk chiffon through the skirt. Closes with a side painted metal zipper. The waist band has a stiffening fabric inside it. Hand finishes.

Bust:17 " flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 15" from top of bodice to top waist seam
Skirt: 42" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD1828

As photographed on Giovanna Battaglia / Boutique collection, 1979 ‘In the Wind’, two organza evening dresses with green, white and red stripes in the ‘Boutique’ Collection for the spring and summer, from Christian Dior London, photo from the Getty Archive.

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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