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Christian Dior Haute Couture Day Dress and Belt, Autumn/Winter 1954 
Worn by Dame Olivia de Havilland on the day before her wedding to Pierre Galante.
Brown wool dress with squared neckline flanked by two decorative leather buttons and short raglan sleeves. The main seams of the ensemble are sewn by machine while the inside, finishing stitches are done by hand. The skirt is flared at the front hip with two pleats and has a tapered hem. The dress closes down the center back with a zip and hook and eye. 
Dress Label: Christian Dior / Paris / Automne-Hiver 1954 
Haute Couture Unique ID Number: 46687
Belt is unlabelled.
Approximate Flat Measurements Across the Front:
DRESS Bust: 16"Waist: 13" Hips: 18"
Shoulder: 15"
Sleeve (shoulder to hem): 6" Length (from underarm): 33"
Belt: 1.25" W x 30" L

Provenance: Haute Couture and Hollywood Designs worn by Dame Olivia de Havilland.


Condition:Overall very good condition. The main brown wool is in very good condition with some wear under each arm. The center back zip has been repaired and doesn't zip up the last two inches near the neck. There is also a repair at the top of the pleat at the center back hem. The stated overall condition of the lot is based on the assumption that the wear is consistent with age and use. As everything is sold 'as is', we suggest that you request a more detailed condition report and additional photo. This can be obtained via the INQUIRE button or by email at couturecr@lesliehindman.com. Condition is a matter of opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact.

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Christian Dior Haute Couture Day Dress and Belt,

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000Sep 17