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F/W 1970 Christian Dior Numbered Maxi

This is an amazing Christian Dior gypsy feel gown in a delicious shade of Bordeaux. My buyer purchased this many years ago from the estate of a former model and with the time-line from her and upon finding a photo from 1970 picturing a similar dress with some similarities in the print I believe this is from the same collection.† It is a stunning and beautiful gown whose style is being much copied on the runways once again. The cut is fairly simple with much of the interest being through the contrasting print. I love the soft and subtle flat pleats that sit just under the hip-line - this allows the skirt extra fullness below. The top has a yoked effect and I love that the upper shoulders are left unlined, A pretty keyhole sits at the beck and the sleeves are magnificent! Full and billowing and then caught up at each wrist. It is in superb condition and it comes with its original scarf. A numberd, hand written tag is found inside denoting it as custom made or from the runway.

Sleeves: 23"
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam with stretch
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam with stretch
Hips: to 24" flat across from side seam to side seam with stretch
Bodice: 16" from neck to waist
Skirt: 41" from neck to bottom hem

Scarf: 43" x 43"

Fully lined in a matching hued tissue silk with the sleeves and upper shoulders left unlined. It closes with a back painted metal zipper and a hook & eye at the top of the back neck. Each sleeve closes with a fine small hidden snap with that decorative tie sitting above the closure. Included is the original matching large shawl or scarf which I style around the waist so you can see and get an idea of its size. Hand finishes and very fine workmanship.

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML (6-8)

Item# DD1109

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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