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1970s Unlabeled Christian Dior Haute Couture Black Silk Chiffon Knife Pleated Skirt

This is a beautiful black pleated silk chiffon Christian Dior skirt that is a true piece of Haute Couture. It comes directly from the daughter of the original owner. Her mother purchased it along with many of the other couture Dior pieces I have had in the shop from this collection. Her mother removed the label on this one because it showed through the sheer portion of the waist. It is easily identifiable as a couture piece when you see it in real life. I have showed it along with a top from this same collection that I am handling.

The fabric that the skirt is made out of is a very high end silk chiffon. It is very difficult to convey the level of quality when showing you a piece of couture that is done in a solid black but you will have to trust me when I tell you that it is even more exquisite in person. Every seam and edging is completely hand done and the level of workmanship that has been put into this piece is extraordinary. Under the waist line the skirt falls in a series of meticulously spaced knife pleats. This gives the skirt a long and lean line when you are standing still but allows for a tremendous amount of volume and movement when you move. Lining the top layer is an inner layer of black silk chiffon so that it is wearable and not sheer. Above the pleats and circling the waist is a fitted band done in a single layer of silk that makes it semi-transparent. The top that is from the same collection was made in the proper couture technique that has its embroidery and sequin work end just where the waist band would sit. It then has a long panel that tucks perfectly under the waist band of this skirting still gives the illusion of there being nothing underneath. The skirt appears to be unworn or worn very little. Excellent condition.

Fully lined in a layer of black silk chiffon. All the interior seams and edges are finished by hand. It closes at the side with a handset metal zipper under a panel of silk that closes over the zipper with hand set snaps. Finished to Haute Couture standards and entirely done by hand. This listing is for the skirt only. 

Waist: 12" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 41" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# S728

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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