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"
Sleeve (shoulder to hem): 19" Length (from underarm): 9.5"
Bust: 18"Waist: 16" Hips: 16.5"
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.