evening dress
evening dress
evening dress
evening dress

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evening dress

Christian Dior, Designer (French, 1905-1957)


Christian Dior-New York, which opened in 1948, produced Dior designs at more affordable prices for American women. This dress is an example of that line of luxury ready-to-wear.

Christian Dior debuted his H-line in fall-winter 1954. Wide straps, a fitted bodice and a flat bust were trademarks of the H-line silhouette. Dior's use of bows, a full skirt and a princess waist with cummerbund in this dress, evokes an air of youthfulness.

Gift of Clemens W. Herman

Object Information

designer
Christian Dior (French, 1905-1957)
creation date
1954
materials
silk taffeta
dimensions
L: 60 in.
mark descriptions
Dior New York
accession number
80.493
credit line
Gift of Mrs. Clemens W. Herman
copyright
© Christian Dior
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts
colors