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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"
Shoulder: 15.5"
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


Condition: Overall very good condition. The main red wool is in very good condition. The bodice shows some felting of the wool under each arm from wear. Many hooks and eyes at the waistline are loose. The red silk extending below the waistline has some splits where it attaches to the wool.  The lining of the jacket has been repaired under each arm and has a 1" split in the fabric at the back hem The right pocket flap shows a repair. Some of the snaps and hooks and eyes on the inside waistband (used to attach to the bodice) are loose.   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 Ensemble, Autumn/Winter

Estimate $1,500 - $2,500Sep 17