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Pre-Fall 2011 Christian Dior by John Galliano Black Silk Suit w Back Flared Skirt & Gathered Detailed Jacket

The twin of this Dior suit was shown for the Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2011 collection. This collection was shot as a look book that year. At the time Dior said this of John's collection: ”Dior’s Fall ready-to-wear collection takes its inspiration from the legendary love affair between Mrs. Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII. English romanticism is channeled into Balmoral fringed tweeds and candy-coloured tartans with Prince of Wales checks.” Vogue commented that: "John Galliano galloped the Duchess of Windsor through This Is Your Life, with richly hued musings on what Wallis Simpson in her prime might've worn at specific times of day and across the decades." The Dior team styled the pieces in lavish settings to play on this theme and this would have been a part of the day looks of the collection. This was John's second last collection for the house.

This is a great little silk suit that is easy to wear. I love that with it being two pieces you can mix and match it with other pieces from your wardrobe. The jacket is classic but with enough details that it has a special feel. The sleeves are long and simple and the shoulders are soft and sloped. The colour is neat and rounded and the jacket closes with a series of three buttons at the waist. I love how the front of the jacket is gathered in on a curve into the collar. This is what gives the jacket a little extra detail. A band of fabric goes around the waist to add shape and then the hips flare out from under that. Two button flap pockets sit on each hip and both have their original tacking in place. All of the buttons are engraved Dior Paris. The skirt is a simple pencil that flares out just slightly as it reaches the hem. It skims over your hips and falls straight at the front. At the back there is an extra panel of fabric worked into the bottom hem. This adds a little flirty flare and softness at the back. You could also belt the jacket if you really wanted to cinch in the waist and change up the look of the suit. Excellent condition.

Both pieces are lined in a black silk. The jacket buttons to close and the skirt zips to close at the back. The front pockets are functional and have their original tacking in place. Tagged a F42, GB14, I46, US10

Sleeves: 24.5"
Sleeves: approx 23" and they are 12.25" around the upper arm
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 23" from neck to hem

Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 22" from waist to front hem, 24" to the back hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD4761

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