1974 Christian Dior Haute-Couture Navy Pleated Silk Deco Cutwork Dress


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1974 Christian Dior Haute-Couture Navy Pleated Silk Deco Cutwork Dress

$1,800.00 USD

ID: 0731183

Size: medium

Condition: Excellent

A gorgeous Christian Dior Haute-Couture navy blue deco style ensemble dating back to their 1974 spring/summer collection. When the talented Marc Bohan took over as head designer in 1960, he continued the Dior tradition of elegant design and this exceptional dress set is a wonderful example. The fabric itself is a masterpiece; light as a feather French silk-chiffon of the highest possible grade. The unique "deco square" open cut work technique adds so much depth and movement. If you look closer, this hand-crafted open cut work is individually covered with wrapped thread. The chic wide-strap bodice is left unlined, making it semi-sheer and incredibly romantic. The sash tie belted waist with alluring pleated swing skirt gives the dress a very flattering silhouette. The matching jacket is a statement piece in it's own right with it's wide bell-sleeves and side pockets. I love the nod is early 1930's design yet this ensemble remains truely timleess. As Dior himself once said, "Elegance must be the right combination of distinction, naturalness, care and simplicity." This museum quality show-stopper is a wonderful mix of these elements.

Bust: 35-36 inches
Waist: 30 inches (belt used to make smaller if desired)
Hips: up to 38 inches
Total Dress Length: 46 inches
Total Jacket Length: 25 inches

This Christian Dior Haute-Couture 10483/10484 numbered dress ensemble is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Garment closes with side handset back metal-zipper. It is entirely crafted by hand, as dictated by Haute Couture standards. The skirt has a second layer of the same silk-chiffon used on the exterior with an additional lining of china-silk. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.