Superb 1970s Christian Dior by Marc Bohan Minimalist Yellow Jersey Tiered Skirt Dress
This is a very chic 1970s Christian Dior dress from the Marc Bohan years. It is a wonderful example of the work being done during this time period. The dress perfectly shows the restraint that the label could have when it delved into minimalism while still being able to make a statement through that stunning colour. The dress dates to the early - mid 1970s. It has an earlier rendition of the ready tp wear label in it but at this point in Dior's history that still meant a piece with many hand finishes. Which is what this one has. The jersey makes it a very easy and comfortable dress to wear. Don't let the simplicity of it fool you. This is a dream to wear and the simple lines are offset by the high quality silk jersey and the ease and beauty it has once on.
The dress is made from a the perfect yellow silk jersey that drapes beautifully over the body. The bodice has a scooped neckline at both the back and the front. It sits low on the bust at the front for a touch of sexuality to offset the simple lines. It is cut to skim over the bust and then the waist is seamed and set slightly dropped. I added a grosgrain ribbon tie belt in the same colour and you can use this to make the top blouse over more, wear it without the belt and if it works on your body you could even wear it with the waist seam sitting lower so that the top does not blouse over at all and you get a more dropped waist even longer feel. At the back it stays as simple as the front dropping just a touch lower for a bare expanse to show across the upper back and shoulders. The skirt is set into the waist seam and then skims smoothly over the hips and then falls in a series of three tiers of jersey under that to the floor. These tiers give it the most incredible movement around you when you move. It is cut super model long and is in its original length. This is a dress that you just slip on and it is perfect for day or evening. You can also extend its life by layering under or over it for a full range of looks. Excellent condition with a note below
Unlined and it closes with a hand set back zipper. The ribbon at the waist is not original to the dress but will be included. I see a tiny bit of repair / fraying to the base of the zipper area and a pinhead size dot on the front that is hidden when it blouses over. There are some marks and a couple of pinholes on the lowest tier mainly at the back. The marks are covered by the tier above and the pinholes held up to cleaning and are stable. Please see the photos after the label shot. The yellow tends to photo with some shadow and in person the colour is even better
Bust: to 15-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 16-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 18" from top of shoulder to waist seam
Skirt: 46" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XXS-SML
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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