Christian Dior Haute Couture Ensemble, Autumn/Winter 1957
Worn by Dame Olivia de Havilland.
Ensemble consists of jacket, skirt and bodice of red wool. The main seams of the ensemble are sewn by machine while the inside, finishing stitches are done by hand. Jacket has a fold-down collar, long sleeves and a double-breasted button closure. The a-line skirt repeats the closing on the jacket. The bodice has a v-necline, cap sleeves and a silk panel, which extends below the waistline to tuck in. The bodoce closes down the center back with a zip.
Label: Christian Dior / Paris / Automne-Hiver 1957
Haute Couture Unique ID Number: 088699 (jacket), 088698 (bodice). Skirt is unlabelled.
Approximate Flat Measurements Across the Front:
JACKET Bust: 18"Waist: 16" Hips: 16.5"
Sleeve (shoulder to hem): 18" Length (from underarm): 9"
Bust: 17"Waist: 12" Hips:17 "
Shoulder: 16" Length (from underarm): 8"
SKIRTWaist: 12" Hips: 18.5"Length (side waist to hem): 26"
Provenance: Haute Couture and Hollywood Designs worn by Dame Olivia de Havilland