Christian Dior by Marc Bohan Haute Couture Ensemble, Spring-Summer 1961
Worn by Dame Olivia de Havilland in the 1962 movie 'Light in the Piazza'. (Lot 7 was worn in the same movie).
Ensemble consisting of jacket, dress and bodice of blue raw silk. The main seams of the ensemble are sewn by machine while the inside, finishing stitches are done by hand. Jacket has a notched lapel, long sleeves, self-fabric belt across back and a center front double-breasted button closure. The sleeveless bodice has a scoop neckline and closes down the center back with a zip. The dress is made with a high-waisted skirt of blue silk with vertical pleats and is attached to a sleeveless blue silk bodice. The dress closes down the center back with a zip.
Label: Made in France / Christian Dior / Paris / Printempts-Ete 1961
Haute Couture Unique ID Number: 109198 (dress), 109199 (jacket). Bodice is unlabelled.
Approximate Flat Measurements Across the Front:
JACKET Bust: 20"Waist: 18" Hips: 18"
Sleeve (shoulder to hem): 18" Length (from underarm): 13"
BODICEBust: 18.5"Waist: 17"Shoulder: 17"Length (from underarm): 9.5"
DRESSBust: 16.5"Waist: 13.5" Hips: 16"
Shoulder: 13.5" Length (from underarm): 27"
Provenance: Haute Couture and Hollywood Designs worn by Dame Olivia de Havilland