day suit
day suit
day suit
day suit
day suit
day suit

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Day Suit

Christian Dior, Designer (French, 1905-1957)


Dior introduced his first line in 1947, which became known as the "New Look." This widely popular and decidedly feminine style emerged in Paris in the aftermath of WWII, when fabric rationing was lifted. The hour glass silhouette of the "New Look" emphasized rounded natural shoulders, slim waist and padded hips.

A tour de force of cut and construction, the extremely full skirt of this suit is made up of 18 large flared panels. While the waist measures only 26 inches, the circumference of the skirt's hem is an amazing 33 feet.

Acquired by Mrs. Carlos Maas (Roberta) of San Francisco.
Sold to a dealer in San Francisco.
Purchased by Beverley Birks probably in 2003.

Object Information

designer
Christian Dior (French, 1905-1957)
creation date
1947
materials
wool, trimmed with astrakhan
dimensions
jacket) L: 24 in. | skirt) L: 26 1/2 in. (waist to hem)
mark descriptions
Label (black with gold letters): Christian Dior / Paris / Made in France
Label, couture number: (cream with black letters): 4061
accession number
2006.118A-B
credit line
Nancy Foxwell Neuberger Acquisition Endowment Fund
copyright
© Christian Dior
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts
colors