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Lot 0007
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 6 was worn in the same movie).
Ensemble consisting of dress, bodice, hat and belt in yellow wool. The main seams of the ensemble are sewn by machine while the inside, finishing stitches are done by hand. Bodice is made with a wide scoop neck, cap sleeves, a pocket over each hip and weights sewn into the hem. The dress is made with a heavily pleated skirt attached to a yellow silk bodice. The belt is made of a dark yellow suede. The hat is made of the same fabric as the bodice and skirt and has a curved brim. 
Label: Christian Dior / Paris / Printemps-Ete 1961
Haute Couture Unique ID Number: 109434 (dress). Bodice and belt unlabelled. Hat Label: Christian Dior / Made in France / Paris
Approximate Flat Measurements Across the Front:
BODICE Bust: 19"Waist: 16.5" Shoulder: 16"
 Sleeve (shoulder to hem): 6.5" Length (from underarm): 10"
DRESSBust: 17 "Waist: 13.5" Hips: 17"
Shoulder: 14"
Length (from underarm): 31"

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


Condition:Overall good condition. The bodice exterior is in good condition with a faint brown spot on the left chest and four on the front hip. One small hole on the left hip and some felting of the wool under each arm. The underlining has split under each arm with fabric loss and has split where the hem is attached. The wool skirt is in good condition with two small brown spots on the front hip and a larger spot on the right hem. The silk bodice attached to the skirt is in poor condition with weak fabric around the armhole and a few hand-stitches are loose at the waistline.   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 $1,200 - $1,800Sep 17
Chicago, IL, USA