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c1966 Numbered Christian Dior Boutique Silver Bead Shift Dress

This extraordinary dress dates to the 1966 collection based on the similar fabric treatments I have found from two other dresses from that collection (pictured here). It is from the Dior London Boutique and numbered so would have been a special or custom order. It is a wonderful example of the mod feel of that era and one of the best sixties dresses I have had. The base fabric is a silk with raised circles set side by side across the entire dress. They are each slightly quilted and padded so have a 3D effect. At the center of each is a second circle of silver thread making the entire dress gleam in the light. The fabric in between the circle is actually a fie chenille and each row of the yarn has subtle colors within its thread giving it little pops of color here and there. The collar and around each sleeve has been finished with beads and sequins - applied to follow the circular pattern underneath in a 3D pop of glitter and glamour. A wide neckline and simple A-line shift are the perfect finish to this charming and wonderful dress. Excellent condition.

Interlined with a white silk organza. The inner seams are finished and the inner hem ribbon trimmed. Hand applied beads. There are some very faint storage marks here and there and a couple of missing sequins and beads but nothing that truly detract form this beautiful example of Dior in this time period.

Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 34.5" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2176

Reference photos: Jean Shrimpton in Christian Dior / credit unknown.

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