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Spring 1994 Christian Dior by Gianfranco Ferre Runway Waxed Cord Top

The wonderful, sleeveless top is a beautiful example of Ferre's work during his time as Creative Director for Dior. The twin of this piece walked the runway and I have included the video of the piece in its debut as well as a still capturing it on the catwalk. It is not the piece that was shown under the jacket I also have listed today but the piece worn just slightly later in the show. The tag is numbered which for the boutique line label usually denotes a custom order or an order by an established client during this time period.

Again we see Ferre's ability to mix textures and fabrics flawlessly in this top from the runway. The top is sleeveless and zips up the back to allow you to be able to get in and out of it. It is slightly cropped so that you get a glimpse of midriff when worn. This slight cropping also allows those waxed cored wrapped, round little tassels, to be fully showcased against the bare skin. The back is a wool jersey knit so has a touch of stretch and added comfort once on the body. The front is made of waxed silk cord set into a intricate knotted pattern and backed with a fine silk. It is remarkable, extremely well made and appears to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition.

The front panel is lined in a hand set and the back is unlined. It closes with a hand set zipper at the back. The tag is numbered 32354

Bust: 16-17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 15.5 " from neck to hem at the back

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# S852

Reference Photo: From the Christian Dior S/S 1994 Runway Show.

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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