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Spring 1981 Christian Dior by Marc Bohan Haute Couture Ochre Linen Jacket

In the book 'Dior, Marc Bohan' there is a quote from Bohan during his period of time with the house from the eighties that states 'My aim is to make clothes that are sophisticated in their simplicity'. That goal is perfectly exemplified in this jacket. Every part of the line and cut of this jacket is perfection. This is true Haute Couture and part of a private collection from the daughter of the original Couture client.

The jacket is made of a beautiful starched linen that is just heavy enough to hold the shape but without adding even a touch of excess weight. In person the color is richer and deeper then how it has photoed and even better in my opinion. It is a deep Ochre that summons up thoughts of travels to exotic destinations. The choice of the linen adds to the luxurious feel. It is only lined through the sleeves so that they hang perfectly and feel comfortable on. It is perfectly structured and every single choice in its construction is from a Master Tailors viewpoint. This immaculate tailoring is helped along by the light starching of the linen fabric that gives it the ability to be sharply cut and tailored and yet still feel soft and easy. The shape is a slightly elongated box that sits perfectly on the body. The notched collar is restrained and neat. The double row of buttons are set low as are the pockets. This gives the jacket a touch of the twenties in feel and it also allows you to belt the jacket above the buttons if you wish. The immaculate seaming of the jacket creates the only detailing beyond the color and fabric choice. It is extraordinary beautiful in its simplicity and perfectly illustrates the art of high couture and ability to cut and tailor like nothing else. Excellent condition.

The sleeves are lined in a matching, hand set silk and the rest of the jacket is unlined with hand finished seams. It closes with buttons at the low front. made by hand to Haute Couture standards with proper couture label. Numbered 13658

Sleeves: 22"
Shoulders: 14.5"
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 22.5" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# S853

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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