Christian Dior by Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Ensemble, Spring/Summer 1958
Worn by Dame Olivia de Havilland
This ensemble is from Yves Saint Laurent's first collection for Christian Dior.
The ensemble consists of a dress, jacket and two belts. The main items are made of cream raw silk. The dress has a stylized neckline ending with a point and bow at the center front. The dress has short sleeves with the fullness in the bodice and skirt controlled by numerous vertical darts that extend away from the waistline. The jacket has a wide collar and a center front button closure with a decorative self-fabric bow at the hem. There are two belts that come with this ensmeble. The first is self fabric and the second is cream leather.
Dress and Jacket Label: Christian Dior / Paris / Printemps-Ete 1958
Unique Haute Couture ID Numbers: Illegible/Worn off
Approximate Flat Measurements Across the Front:
JACKET Bust: 20"Waist: 19" Hips: 19.5"
Sleeve (shoulder to hem): 19"Length (from underarm): 10"
Bust: 17"Waist: 14.5" Hips: 18"
Sleeve (shoulder to hem): 5"Length (from underarm): 33"
Belts: 1" W x 31" L
Provenance: Haute Couture and Hollywood Designs worn by Dame Olivia de Havilland.