The House of Dior has been an enduring icon of haute couture. While the House of Dior is still a thriving business today, Dior's untimely death in 1957 left the fashion world without a great dictator of style. Christian Dior designed under his own name for only a decade, but his influence is everlasting. Here is a rare opportunity to own a breathtaking formal gown from Dior himself before passing away. This historic dress from his 1953 Spring/Summer collection is fashioned in a gorgeous champagne-pink floral print silk. The bodice is a flattering low-cut plunge with ruched sides. I adore the pearl beaded embellishment which gives the gown so much depth and texture. The hourglass nipped-waist with glamorous back trained design finished this garment off with the perfect New Look silhouette. As Dior once said, "Elegance must be the right combination of distinction, naturalness, care and simplicity." This iconic museum-quality dress is a wonderful mix of these elements.
Bust: 36-37 inches
Waist: 28 inches
Hips: 40 inches
Total Length: 58 inches
This stunning 1953 Christian Dior 34008 numbered-couture gown is in excellent condition with no rips or holes. The workmanship is immaculate and all hand-finished. Only signs of age is some finish-loss to the beads and one faint spot which is not noticeable when worn. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.