Prettiest Spring 1977 Christian Dior by Marc Bohan Black Cotton Jersey Striped Dress
This is a very pretty and easy to wear Christian Dior dress from the Marc Bohan years. It is a wonderful example of the work being done for day wear during this time period. It is also address that is fabulously documented. It was photo for L'Officiel that season and was part of the press package prior to the collection release. You can see in those photos that there were three versions of this dress made of this look.
The dress is made from a black cotton that has a horizontal stripe running through it in various bright primary colors. This is a play on that classic summer tube dress that was all the rage in the late 1970s. You just slip it on and tighten the tie at the neckline and the one at the waist to shape it. The ties are made of the same fabric and I loved that this gives them that little bit of color. The dress is suspended from two little straps. It's cut straight across the top. The bodice is cut to skim over you to the ties at the waist. I prefer it tied more loosely so you get that sense of swing the dress has but you could also bring the length of the skirt up by tying the waist tie tighter and having the top blouse over it more. The skirt widens out to be quite full by the time it reaches its hem. It is made of three tiers of fabric and each widens out more as it goes down to the hem. This gives you lovely movement when you move. It's fantastic. Excellent condition.
Unlined and slips on to wear. You can adjust the elastic at the front of the bodice and also the tie through the waist. I see a tiny bit of fading to the fabric near one arm. It's very light but mentioning for accuracy. Please see the photo after the label shot. The easy cut and adjustable fit should allow it to fit on a range of sizes
Elastic at top of bust: 14-20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam and can be cinched in by several inches
Hips: 21-24" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 57" from top of shoulder to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG
Reference Photos: (1) Model in Dior, L'Officiel US, 1977. / (2-5) Christian Dior Spring 1977 Ready to Wear Advance.
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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