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Superb 1980s Christian Dior by Marc Bohan Minimalist Black Jersey Drop Waist Dress

This is a very chic 1980s Christian Dior dress from the Marc Bohan years. it is a wonderful example of the work being done during this time period and shows the restraint that the label could have when it delved into minimalism. It dates to the early - mid 1980s and it is 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 black silk jersey that drapes beautifully over the body. The bodice has an almost squared off feel to it with a straight across 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 it widens out slightly as it nears the waist line. The waist seam is dropped low to just about the top of the hips, This play on proportion gives the dress a touch of an unusual feel but without needing anything extra in terms of ornamentation. 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 dropped waist seam in a series of soft gathers and this gives it the ability to softly move around you when you move. And it has pockets. It is cut super model long and is in its original length. The inside construction is beautiful with as hand set silk lining through the bodice. 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.  

Fully lined in a hand set silk through the bodice and the skirt is unlined. It closes with a side set zipper. Pockets along the seam of each hip. It looks to have been worn very little if at all

Bust: to 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Seam across the top hips: to 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 22" from top of shoulder to seam across the top of the hips
Skirt: 36" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XXS-XS

Item# DD3977

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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