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Fabulous Fall 2008 Christian Dior Black Meticulously Tailored Bar Jacket w Beaded Hip Detailing

With the Galliano collections for Dior you will often see the development of ideas through the collections. Some pieces in his ready-to-wear collection will follow and build on ideas first established in the previous Couture season. When looking for references for this jacket, we found them not in the RTW 2008 runway collection, but on the couture catwalk just proceeding this collection. The jacket has resemblances and similarities to both Look 4 and Look 7 and we have included those here for you to see. Its roots as far as its shape lie in the famous bar jacket that the house of Dior is so well-known for. Galliano included a variation of that silhouette in almost every one of his collections each season, tweaking and refining it in his own genius way. This is one of the best I have seen and is an exceptionally beautiful jacket. 

This jacket is where we see the level of tailoring that you get from a long established heritage brand. It is spectacular. The jacket is made from a fine black wool that has a slight nubby texture to it. Every seam on it is deliberate. The shoulders are shaped with light padding but cut in a slight slope so that it is extremely flattering int he body and follows the natural shape of the shoulder. The sleeve are long with just a simple hem at the cuff. The body of the jacket is constructed with vertical seaming and darts so that it curves around the body perfectly. It buttons down the front with matching fabric covered buttons. The bodice skims over the bust and the waist nips in. The hips flare out under that and there is light inner padding to help achieve the shape that you see, I love the pockets and detailing at the hips. Each swoops in a curve to create the pockets and then that curving panel of fabric is finished with black sequins applied to follow the line it makes. The workmanship is stunning and it's a gorgeous jacket. Excellent condition 

Fully lined in a black silk through the upper bodice and the hip[ peplum is the same fabric as the exterior. It closes with the fabric covered buttons at the front Tagged a  US4, GB8, FR36, IT40

Sleeves: 22.5" and 11" around 
Shoulders: 14.5"
Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bottom seam: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 24.5" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD4594

Reference Photos: Fall 2008 Christian Dior Haute Couture, Look 4 & 7.

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