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Chic 1970s Christian Dior by Marc Bohan Minimalist Blue Silk Chiffon Drop Waist Dress

This is a very chic 1970s Christian Dior dress from the Marc Bohan years.  I recently sold a black jersey one that was very similar and this one has the same feel but from a slightly earlier time period. it is a wonderful example of the work being done during this time period and shows the restraint that the label could have when it delved into minimalism. It dates to the mid - late 1970s and it is a very easy and comfortable dress to wear. Don't let the simplicity of it fool you. This is a dream to wear and the simple lines are offset  by the high quality silk chiffon and the ease and beauty it has once on.

The dress is made from a deep blue silk chiffon that drapes beautifully over the body. The bodice has an almost squared off feel to it with a straight across neckline at both the back and the front. I love how it dips lower at the back for a touch of sexuality and bare skin to offset the simple lines. It is cut to skim over the bust and then it widens out slightly as it nears the waist line. The waist seam is slightly dropped to lengthen the bodice. This play on proportion gives the dress a touch of an unusual feel but without needing anything extra in terms of ornamentation. It comes with a matching silk tie and you can tie this around the top of the hips where the waist seam ends or use it to have the dress sit higher up so that the top blouses over and shortens the skirt. Which is a nice way to extend the wear of the dress as it gives you two looks. The skirt is set into the dropped waist seam in a series of seamed pleats that then open out at just under four inches under the seam so the skirt has the ability to softly move around you when you move. And it has pockets. The inside construction is beautiful with primarily hand finishes making it made to demi-couture standards. This is a dress that you just slip on and it is perfect for day or evening. You can also extend its life by layering things under or over it for a full range of looks. Excellent condition.  

Fully lined in a hand set blue silk. It closes with a back set zipper and the skirt snaps to close over the zipper. Pockets along the seam of each hip. I see a couple of small marks along the seam of the skirt otherwise, it looks to have been worn very little if at all. Hand finishes throughout

Bust: to 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist seam: to 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 17.5" from top of shoulder to waist seam
Skirt: 37" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD4025

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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