ball gown
ball gown
ball gown
ball gown

ball gown

Christian Dior, Designer (French, 1905-1957)
House of Dior, Design House (French, 1947-)

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This dress is from the last collection Christian Dior designed before his untimely death. At this time, Saint Laurent was Dior's assistant and it is very likely that this dress was designed by Saint Laurent under Dior's supervision. The bell-shaped skirt is similar to a line that Saint Laurent did for the House of Dior after the couturier's death.

This dress has a fitted bodice, sweetheart neckline and a long semi-full skirt in a slight bell-shape. The diagonal is accentuated by large bows. The decorative bows and wrapping of the skirt around the body seem to suggest that Dior presented women as gifts to his audiences.

Object Information

Christian Dior (French, 1905-1957)
design house
House of Dior (French, 1947-)
creation date
silk satin
L: 51 in.
accession number
credit line
Gift of the Alliance of the Indianapolis Museum of Art
© Christian Dior
Textile and Fashion Arts

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