Christian Dior by Marc Bohan Haute Couture Ensemble, Spring-Summer 1965
Worn by Dame Olivia de Havilland
Ensemble consists of jacket, skirt, blouse and hat. The main seams of all three items were sewn by machine, while the inside, finishing seams were sewn by hand. The jacket and skirt are made of a white and blue woven material with a stylized weave.The jacket has no collar, long sleeves and a center front three button closure. The a-line skirt is shaped into a fitted waistband with darts and gathers in the front only with a plain back. The sleeveless blouse and hat are made of the same material. The blouse is cut on the bias and closes down the center back with a zip. The hat is gathered over a fitted cap in the style of a turban.
Label: Christian Dior / Made in France / Paris / Printemps-ete 1965
Haute Couture Unique ID Number: 1256 (jacket), 1257 (skirt), 1258 (blouse)
Hat Label: Christian Dior / Paris
Approximate Flat Measurements Across the front:
JACKET Bust: 19"Waist: 18" Hips: 21"
Shoulder: 15"Length (from underarm): 11.5"
Length (from top of side seam to hem): 22"
BLOUSEBust: 19"Waist: 18" Hips: 21"Length (from underarm): 11.5"
Provenance: Haute Couture and Hollywood Designs worn by Dame Olivia de Havilland