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"
Length (from underarm): 31"
Provenance: Haute Couture and Hollywood Designs worn by Dame Olivia de Havilland