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Fall 1998 Christian Dior Vibrant Pink Mohair Skirt & Jacket Suit

My Client purchased this in the late 1990s which would land it under John Galliano's era and right near the start of his tenure at the house. This cut was used for the 1997 Couture show and then this would have been the commercial version produced for Winter of the following year.

It is an amazing suit that still feels perfectly on point for a modern girl, maybe even more so now then when it would have been produced. The skirt is cut in a sleek, short little flare that skims over the hips and lands just above the knee. The jacket is beautifully constructed and is cut to fit and flatter the body. The shoulders are rounded with no seam inserting the sleeve into the jacket. Instead everything is cut from the fabric to create an unbroken line. The padding underneath is rounded to give it a strong shoulder but with soft padding and a very feminine, couture feel. The waist is shaped by vertical, curved seaming so that it curves inwards and gives the jacket shape. The hips flare back out and have slight padding at their outer flare to give them even more shape and it also gives a respectful nod to Christian's New Look silhouette. The sleeves are left long and simple worth a button on each cuff as a finish. I love the rounded and notched collar and the little pocket that wrap around the outer edge of each hip. The fabric deserves its own mention and its looped mohair and wool are its own wonderful little detail. The color is not to be ignored either and if you are looking for a statement suit this is it. Excellent condition

Both pieces are fully lined in a pink silk satin. The jacket buttons to close at the front and the skirt has a back zipper. Decorative button on each cuff of the jacket.  Rounded padding in shoulders and slight padding through the hips. The pockets on the jacket are still tacked shut. Tagged a US 8. It appears to have never been worn of worn very little. The color is slightly different in person and more a true pink then how it photoed

Sleeves: 24.5"
Shoulders: approx 15"
Bust: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 24" from neck to hem

Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 19.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD3190

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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