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Evening Dress | Dior (Designed by Yves Saint Laurent) | IMA | Spring/Summer 1958
Silk Shantung Day Dress and Hat | Christian Dior | IMA | 1957
Coat dress by Dior, 1947 Paris, KCI
Here’s something else that is fascinating to me! From the House of Dior, take a look at what you would wear under your evening dress in 1955 if you were wearing a Dior gown that lacked its own supportive structure. It’s amazing to think that what you didn’t see was just as complicated - if not more so - than what was shown!
Christian Dior “May” dress ca. 1953 via The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
“In “May,” flowering grasses and wild clover are rendered in silk floss on organza. This “simple” patterning of meadow-gone-to-weed is composed of the tiniest French knots and the meticulously measured stitches of the hand embroiderer, suggesting that for Dior, it was not only that beauty resides in the most rustic, but also that the most successful artifice is a beguiling naivété.”
House of Dior | “Eventail” | Fall/Winter 1956-1957
Gotta love Dior..