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c.1978 Unlabeled Marc Bohan for Christian Dior Haute Couture Lesage Beaded Top

This would have been designed and created under the eye of Marc Bohan for Dior and has the added distinction of coming directly from the daughter of the Haute Couture client who ordered it from the atelier. It has never been on the market prior to this offering. The top is exquisite and is entirely hand made as the parameters of Haute Couture define. It is literally like holding a little jewel in your hands and feels like a wisp of air once on despite its dense bead and sequin work. The silk chiffon used is of of the finest grade and you can feel the difference at first touch. The top opens like a card and you slip it on and zip it to close up one side and then hook the top shoulder on that same side. It is covered in a floral design made up of tiny gold and silver seed beads, and sequins all hand applied. I believe this to be the work of Lesage. The edges of the top are finished with more sequins and beads and also crystal rhinestones. It is truly exquisite and I cannot go on enough about the fine workmanship and sheer time that this would have taken to create. It is an absolute work of art and a stunning example of Haute Couture from this time period. No matter how amazing it looks in the photos it is even better in real life. Excellent condition

The body of the top is backed in a black silk chiffon and the hand done bead and sequin work is clearly visible through the fabric. It closes at the side with a hand set zipper and along the top of one shoulder with hook and eye. Entirely hand done, all original. I see one tiny bit of one row missing on one flower petal. See last photo. Perhaps a single bead or sequin may be missing elsewhere but nothing I see that was readily apparent

Bust: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 16" from shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XXS-XS

Item# S835

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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