c1970 Christian Dior Numbered Demi-Couture Floral Silk Dress Set
This is an exceptionally pretty two piece set by Marc Bohan for Christian Dior and it is a stunning example of his work during this time period. Both the top and skirt are made from a fine silk that is a pretty combination of a black base with bright pops of color in that floral design design. The label on the set is numbered and on a Boutique label that most often meant a special or custom made order for a client, hence the demi-couture categorization. The fine construction and hand finishes throughout backs this up. The neckline of the top is finished with a soft ruffle that circle the entire neck. The cut through the bodice is loose and easy and the waist is set with an elastic over a flounced hem. The sleeves are soft and each has a elastic at the wrist and a flounced cuff that picks up the collar and hip detailing. The skirt is a marvel of simplicity and is cut in a simple column of silk to the floor. The interest comes from the play on the print - the top is densely covered with a spray of flowers and the skirt has a more scattering of the print giving a beautiful contrast when the pieces are worn together. It is a beautiful and dramatic piece of vintage couture. Excellent condition.
The skirt is fully lined in a black silk chiffon and the top is unlined. The top closes with a fine back painted metal zipper. The waist of the top and each sleeve has elastic. The skirt closes with a combination of a flat hook at the waist band and a fine painted metal zipper. Hand finished and the tag is numbered 1361/001 on both tags.
Slight drop shoulders: 16"
Bust: to 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Elastic waist: 12" -15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 15" from neck to waist seam, + 6" from waist to bottom hem
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 40" from top of bodice to waist
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED
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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