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Lot 0016
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"  
Waist: 12"
Hips: 20"
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


Condition:Overall very good condition.The exterior fabric of the jacket is in very good condition. The jacket's lining has been reparied under each arm, but is otherwise in good condition. The blouse is in very good condition with some of the hand-stitching around the inside facings having come loose. The blue silk lining of the skirt's waistband is worn and split in a few areas, including the center back hook and eye closure. The seams of the silk pocket linings have split in a couple of areas. The hat is in very good condition. 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