Christian Dior by Marc Bohan Haute Couture Ensemble, Spring-Summer 1964
Worn by Dame Olivia de Havilland
Ensemble consists of blouse, skirt, scarf, jacket and hat. Jacket, skirt and hat are made of a blue boucle. The main seams of the ensemble are sewn by machine while the inside, finishing stitches are done by hand. The jacket has a notched lapel, long sleeves, flapped pockets over each hip and a center front single button closure. The a-line skirt has box pleats at the front and closes with a zip and hook and eye at center back. The silk bodice and scarf are printed with a blue, red and white design. The hat is made of natural straw with a fitted cap and shaped brim and trimmed with a band of the same printed silk on the scarf and blouse.
Label: Christian Dior / Paris / Printemps-Ete 1964
Haute Couture Unique ID Number: 1088 (jacket), 1090 (blouse).
Skirt is unlabelled.
Scarf stamped: Christian Dior
Hat Label: Made in France / Christian Dior / Paris
Approximate Flat Measurements Across the Front:
JACKET Bust: 18.5"Waist: 16" Hips: 17"
Sleeve (shoulder to hem): 20.5" Length (from underarm): 12"
Bust: 19.5"Waist: 13" Hips:18.5 "
Shoulder: 16"Length (from underarm): 15.5"
Length (side waist to hem): 23"
Hat diameter front to back: 7"
Provenance: Haute Couture and Hollywood Designs worn by Dame Olivia de Havilland