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Lot 0014
Christian Dior by Marc Bohan Haute Couture Ensemble, Autumn-Winter 1964
Worn by Dame Olivia de Havilland.
Ensemble consists of jacket, skirt, two bodices and belt. The main seams of all items are sewn by machine while the inner, finishing stitches are sewn by hand. The jacket and skirt are made of grey wool. The jacket front and sleeves are cut in one piece with a fold-down collar and center front covered button closure with one exposed button at the waistline. The a-line skirt has a pocket over each hip, is gathered into the waistline and closes down the center back with a zip. Both bodices are made of a cream wool knit with a crew neckline, short or cap sleeves and a center back zip. Bodice One is meant to be tucked into the skirt, while Bodice Two has a finished hem. The belt is made of grey wool. The hat is of cream velvet with a shallow brim. 
Label: Christian Dior / Made in France / Paris / Automne-Hiver 1964
Haute Couture Unique ID Number: 1172 (jacket), 1173 (the short sleeve bodice). 
Second bodice, skirt and belt are unlabelled. 
Hat Label: Christian Dior / Made in France / Paris Approximate Flat Measurements Across the Front:
JACKET Bust: 18.5"Waist: 17.5" Hips: 19"
Shoulder: 16"
Sleeve (shoulder to hem): 19" Length (from underarm): 9.5"
Waist: 14"
Hips: 19"
Length: 21"
Bust: 18"Waist: 16" Hips: 16.5"
Shoulder: 17"
Length (from underarm): 14"
Bust: 18"Waist: 17" Shoulder: 115"
Length (from underarm): 9.5"

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


Condition:Overall very good condition.The exterior of the jacket is in excellent condition. The jacket's silk lining has split under each arm and in numerous areas along the hem. On the skirt, there are two minor pulls in the fabric on the front with some minor wear at the center back hook and eye closure. The lining has some loose hand-stitching at the base of the zip closure. Bodice One is in good condition with one small hole in the wool knit under the left arm, small brown spots on the front and pilling of the knit at the center of the chest. The silk chiffon underlining of the bodice has split with fabric loss under each arm. Bodice Two is in good condition with two small holes in the left back underarm, one beginning of a hole over the left chest and a small faint brown spot on the center front high waist. The silk chiffon underlayer has split down the left side seam. The hat is in very good condition on the exterior with a missing lining. 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