c1947 Pale Blush Pink "Petal" Bust Fitted Silk Dress

In 1947 Christian Dior showed a series of dress with fabric rosette detailed busts and it was, as expected, immediately reinvented by seamstresses and manufacturers everywhere just as things are now. Here we have a lovely interpretation of Dior's creation that is very well made and has its own unique feel. The body of the dress is a matte silk satin and is cut to curve up and around the body, molding over the hips and nipping in at the waist. The hourglass feel is all created with cleverly slanted seaming and intricately pieces panels through the waist rather then a horizontal waist seam. The halter on the neck curves up and around and leaves the upper back completely bare. The bust is fabulous - is is gathered pale blush pink silk organza and set to give extra dimension to a girls assets. In the center sits a large rosette that has scattered, prong set rhinestones adorning the surface. It is a knockout! Excellent condition.

Fully interlined with a black silky rayon and closes with a back metal zipper. The halter that goes over the head has no closures. There is a very slight touch is over-pressing/shininess to the fabric near the seams and here and there but it is priced to sell with this taken into consideration. Note the front silk organza is more of a ballet pink in person then the soft peach it photoed as

Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam with a good B cup front
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 17" from neck to waist
Skirt: 27.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# E588

Reference Photo: Denise Duval, French opera singer, wearing a Christian Dior dress in Paris, May 1947 (credit unknown).

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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