Christian Dior by Marc Bohan Haute Couture Ensemble, Spring-Summer 1965
Worn by Dame Olivia de Havilland
Ensemble consists of jacket, skirt and two belts made of red loosely wool boucle. The main seams of all items are sewn by machine with the inner, finishing work done by hand sewing. The jacket has a fold down collar, long sleeves and a double-breasted button closure with a large red silk bow permanently tied at the neck. The waist is cinched with a self-fabric belt. The a-line skirt is plain in the back with vertical knife pleats in the front and closes with a zip and a silk covered belt, which attaches with snaps.
Label: Christian Dior / Paris / Printemps-Ete 1965
Haute Couture Unique ID Number: 1259
Skirt and belts are unlabelled.
Approximate Flat Measurements Across the Front:
Bust: 18.5"Waist (belted): 16" Hips: 18"
Shoulder: 15"Length (from underarm): 11"
Length (from top of side seam to hem): 22"
Provenance: Haute Couture and Hollywood Designs worn by Dame Olivia de Havilland