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Early 1970s Christian Dior by Marc Bohan Demi-Couture Floral Silk Skirt & Top Dress Set

This is an exceptionally pretty two piece set from the Marc Bohan for Christian Dior years. It is a gorgeous example of his work during this time period. The cut is very simple for both pieces but together they really create an impact. The set is made from a very fine and high end silk chiffon that is a heavier weight then most chiffons that you see. This makes it almost completely opaque yet it is still feather light and drapes beautifully. No matter how much you like it on the dress form you have to trust me when I tell you that it is even better in real life and on an actual body.  The base colour is a jet black and then onto that are the bright and happy colours that you see from the floral design that runs over the dress. I love how the flowers have been set to highlight and compliment the cut. The top is densely covered with an even spacing of the floral design running over its entirety and then the skirt has a more scattering placement of the print. This gives a beautiful contrast between the two pieces. The neckline of the top is finished with a soft ruffled flounce and then the cut through the bodice is loose and easy under that. The waist is brought in with an elastic that runs through and circles all the way around. Under that is another flounce of fabric that you can leave out and over the top of the skirt or you can tuck it into the skirt for a sleeker look. The sleeves have an elastic at each wrist and the same flounce treatment for the cuffs. The cut of the skirt is kept to very simple lines and is falls in a simple column of silk to the floor that gradually widens out just a touch as it nears the hem. The label on the set is numbered and when you see that in a Dior Boutique label it most often meant that the piece was a special order or was a custom made order for a client in the atelier but fitted at the boutique store rather then in Paris. You can see the hand work throughout and it is beautifully made. Excellent condition.

The skirt is fully lined in a black silk chiffon and the top is unlined. The top closes with a fine back painted metal zipper. The waist of the top and each sleeve has an elastic finish for comfort. The skirt closes with a combination of a flat hook at the waist band and a fine painted metal zipper. Hand finishes throughout. The tag is numbered 1361/001 on both tags.

Sleeves: 23"
Slight drop shoulders: 16"
Bust: to 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Elastic waist: 12" -15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 15" from neck to waist seam, + 6" from waist to bottom hem

Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 40" from top of bodice to waist

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2901

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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