day dress with matching hat
day dress with matching hat
day dress with matching hat
day dress with matching hat
day dress with matching hat

day dress with matching hat

Christian Dior, Designer (French, 1905-1957)

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Dior introduced his last two lines, Libré (Free) and Fuseau (Spindle), in 1957. His concept for these lines was "ease and walk-ability." This day dress with matching hat is a perfect example of his inspiration.

The dress represents Dior's gradual shift from a very tight, restricted waistline to a looser more naturally fitting waist. A lower neckline was achieved with gathered fabric that wrapped around the body. The hat was derived from a man's topee, also known as a pith helmet, a light-weight hat worn for protection from the sun.

Object Information

designer
Christian Dior (French, 1905-1957)
creation date
about 1957
materials
silk stantung
dimensions
dress: L: 40 in.
hat: 7 x 12 1/4 in.
mark descriptions
only hat is labeled : Made in France Chrisitan Dior Pairs
accession number
1995.168
credit line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Neil Kajfez
copyright
© Christian Dior
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts
colors

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