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Numbered 1970s Christian Dior by Marc Bohan Demi-Couture Metallic Multi Color Silk 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 top is made from a very fine and high end silk chiffon that has a gold lame thread woven through it. This makes it almost completely opaque yet it is still feather light and drapes beautifully. The skirt is made from a a heavier silk that also has gold thread woven through it. This mix of fabrics gives a beautiful contrast between the two pieces. Both pieces are covered in a bright pop art feeling floral print that uses a mix of happy primary colors. 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 color is a jet black and then the combination of colors and the gold thread just make it exceptional. The two pieces are slightly different in the density of the print's coverage and there is more gold used on the top then the skirt. These slight differences also add to the 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 so that it skims over the body. There is a notch at the base of each side seam so that it tuck in perfectly or can be worn over the skirt and belted. The sleeves are cut straight and full and have the same ruffled treatment for the cuffs. The cut of the skirt is kept to very simple lines with a banded waist for shape and then it falls in a simple column of silk to the floor, gradually widening out as it nears the hem. There are pockets along each hip. 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 and the top is lined in a black silk chiffon. The top closes with a hand set 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: 22"
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: to 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist-bottom: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 21" from neck to hem

Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 40" from top of bodice to waist with 2" turned under

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD4437

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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