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Rare 1955 Christian Dior Silk Dress

We were very pleased to have come across documentation of the Haute Couture piece that this demi-couture, made for the US market out of the London atelier was inspired from. You can see the same now treatment at teach shoulder and the similar fabric and design. This version is a little sexier and has a more femme fatale feel to it that I love! The other version is part of the Met collection but you can be the lucky girl that grabs this piece of history! Really a stunning Dior that is early and perfect in every way! The silk is a fine grade, almost raw silk feeling silk and it has been customs screened with a beautiful floral design in soft muted raspberries and pinks on a black backdrop. The cut is equally perfect - a fitted nips in at the waist with the skirt set in a series of flat pleats around the waist. It narrows as it nears the hem for that sexy pinup shape that keeps checked by the refinement of all the other elements at play. The straps are wide and I adore the flat bows that sit at the bottom of each. It is absolutely wonderful and a fabulous example of Dior. Excellent, appears unworn condition.

Fully lined in a fine black silk organza and closes with a fine back painted metal zipper and hook & eye above that. All the inner edges are ribbon finished and hand done.

Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 17 from shoulder to waist
Skirt: 27" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML

Item# DD1318

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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