Christian Dior by Marc Bohan Haute Couture Dress, Inner Bodice and Shoes, Spring-Summer 1964
Worn by Dame Olivia de Havilland in the 1964 movie 'Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte'.
Sleeveless dress is made of a green silk chiffon built over a green silk taffeta inner bodice. The main seams of the ensemble are sewn by machine while the inside, finishing stitches are done by hand. The dress is made of layers of silk chiffon sewn onto a layer of fine silk and closed down the center back with a zip and silk satin belt. The inner bodice is heavily boned and closes with hook and eyes down the center back. The matching shoes are made of green silk satin and finished with a woven 'buckle' over each toe.
Inner Bodice Label: Christian Dior / Made in France / Paris / Printemps-Ete 1964.
Haute Couture Unique ID Number: 1096 (inner bodice).
Shoe Label: Souliers / Christian Dior
Dress is unlabelled.
Approximate Flat Measurements Across the Front:
DRESSBust: 17"Waist: 13" Hips: 16"
Length (from underarm): 28"
Length (from underam): 12.5"
Shoe size stamped: 5.5
Provenance: Haute Couture and Hollywood Designs worn by Dame Olivia de Havilland.