A 1953 Dior dress and a supreme example of Dior’s fabled ‘New Look’. This 1950s dress was designed when Monsieur Dior himself was at the helm and the dress is constructed in black silk taffeta with a skirt constructed of multiple layers of tulle and silk taffeta and a bodice featuring the original boned Dior corset.
A 1957 Christian Dior cocktail dress in cantaloupe-coloured silk. A refined and restrained example of the Dior 'New Look' with a ¾ sleeve, boat neck and unadorned feel increasing the sense of Dior’s emerging A-line, referred to as "The prettiest triangle in the whole of Paris".
A 1957 Christian Dior cocktail dress that continues the evolution of Monsieur Dior's 'New Look'. Black silk taffeta is worked to create a full skirt with 4 layers of tulle with a bodice that refines and defines the waist and shoulders, finished with the iconic overscale Dior bow to the hip.
A 1960 Christian Dior ballgown in palest pink silk with the original matching crystal-encrusted bolero. The dress expresses a modern simplicity and purity of form whilst the bolero introduces an exuberant, sparkling counterfoil.
A 1961 haute couture cocktail dress in garnet silk organza and sequins. The 1961 collection at Dior, under the Marc Bohan era at the House of Dior, was tremendously successful and this dress shows the enticing, vibrant work of the talented Bohan at the highest level. The skirt features four layers of garnet silk organza, the bodice features thousands of hand-stitched sequins under a finishing layer of silk organza and the dress features the original red silk-lined corset.
A 1969 Dior haute couture day dress constructed in dark grey linen and finished with an ivory silk belt featuring Dior’s iconic over-scale bow. This dress is from the Marc Bohan era at the House of Dior and is an excellent example of the clean, modern lines favoured during the final years of the 1960s.