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 stunning 1956 Dior numbered original design by Dior himself, before he passed away. Garments with this rare label are demi-couture finished for clients in their Paris boutique. The dress is fashioned in a stunning baby-blue lined silk crepe which is perfect for both day or evening. I love the low-cut plunge button trimmed bodice with flattering short cap-sleeves. The hourglass nipped-waist met by the full pleated skirt frames the perfect New Look silhouette. As Dior himself once said, "Elegance must be the right combination of distinction, naturalness, care and simplicity." This iconic dress is a wonderful mix of these elements.
Bust: 33-34 inches
Waist: 27 inches
Hips: Free Sweep
Total Length: 48 inches
This Christian Dior Paris numbered dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Presents beautifully. Only signs of age are some slight darkening to the buttons and minor wear to the lining. Please message for detailed pictures. Shown with petticoat which is not included. Hand-finished couture construction throughout. Highly wearable and an important investment piece that will continue to increase in value.