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Lot 0006
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"
Shoulder: 16"
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


Condition:Overall very good condition. The jacket is in overall good condition with minor discoloration down the left shoulder and outersleeve. The seams have opened in the lining under each arm. The bodice has discoloration under each arm from wear. The dress is in good condition with a stable skirt attached to a silk blouse with discoloration under the arms and a split in the fabric on the left/back armhole. Additional small splits canbe found where the skirt and blouse are attached  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 Marc Bohan Haute Couture Ensemble,

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