evening ensemble: dress, coat with belt
evening ensemble: dress, coat with belt
evening ensemble: dress, coat with belt
evening ensemble: dress, coat with belt
evening ensemble: dress, coat with belt

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evening ensemble: dress, coat with belt

Christian Dior, Designer (French, 1905-1957)


Dior's extravagant use of luxurious fabrics, his immaculate workmanship, and his innovative designs provided women with clothes that were glamorous.

This dress has a boned, fitted bodice and a full skirt gathered at the waist and executed in many layers. Dior incorporated horsehair braid and silk net as interlinings to give the skirt a voluminous look. The dress is decorated with seven beige roses. The coat has set-in, three-quarter-length sleeves trimmed with silk satin ribbon.

Object Information

designer
Christian Dior (French, 1905-1957)
creation date
about 1955
materials
silk tulle, silk chiffon, trimmed with silk satin ribbon and appliquéd silk flowers
dimensions
L: 43 in. (coat) L: 38 in. (dress) L: (belt)
mark descriptions
Couture # 13171 black label
accession number
1991.30
credit line
Gift of Mrs. Robert S. MacNeill
copyright
© Christian Dior
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts
colors