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Christian Dior by Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Dress and Shoes, Spring-Summer 1958 
Worn by Dame Olivia de Havilland
Sleeveless a-line dress of embroidered flowers in an antique white, layered with embroidered pink flowers with petals that curl. The dress has no visible seams or darts, with all shaping created through the pieceing together of the embroidred fabric. A majority of this dress was sewn by hand. The exterior of the dress is lined with two layers of silk tulle over an inner dress, which closes down the center back with a zip. The embroidered exterior closes down the center back with a series of small snaps.  The matching shoes are made of a pale pink/cream satin and finished with a self-fabric rose over each toe. 
Label: Christian Dior / Paris / Printemps-Ete 1958
Haute Couture Unique ID Number: Illegible/Worn away 
Approximate Flat Measurements Across the Front:Bust: 16.5"Waist:14.5 " Hips: 20"
Shoulder: 15" Length (from underarm): 33" 
Shoe Label: Delman / Christian Dior / Paris
Shoes are without size label and measure from toe to heel: 9.5"

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


Condition:The dress is in excellent condition with one loose snap at the bottom of the center back closure. The shoes are worn but in good condition with wrinkles acorss the vamp and a small hole on the left back heel.  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 by Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture

Estimate $1,200 - $1,800Sep 17