evening gown ensemble: ball gown and cape
evening gown ensemble: ball gown and cape
evening gown ensemble: ball gown and cape
evening gown ensemble: ball gown and cape
evening gown ensemble: ball gown and cape
evening gown ensemble: ball gown and cape

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Evening Gown Ensemble: Ball Gown And Cape

Christian Dior, Designer (French, 1905-1957)


The H-line, which debuted in 1954, was quickly re-named the "Second Look" by Time magazine because of its major shift in silhouette from the "New Look." The concept of the line was to make the bust higher and more rounded, thus promoting a more "youthful" look.

This electrifying pink ball gown and cape, from Christian Dior-New York, is an example of a typical H-line. The gown has an elongated torso molded from the bust to the hip-bone, with a dropped waistline.

Object Information

designer
Christian Dior (French, 1905-1957)
creation date
about 1954
materials
silk satin, organza
dimensions
L: 55 3/4 in. (dress)
L: 34 3/4 in. (cape)
mark descriptions
Christian Dior-- New York
accession number
1984.414A-B
credit line
Gift of Mrs. Willis Tomlinson
copyright
© Christian Dior
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts
colors