Christian Dior by Marc Bohan Haute Couture Ensemble, Autumn-Winter 1965
Worn by Olivia de Havilland for a book signing following her release of Every Frenchman Has One.
Ensemble consists of jacket, skirt, blouse and hat. The main fabric is a green boucle. The main seams of the ensemble are sewn by machine while the inside, finishing stitches are done by hand. The jacket has a fold down collar, long sleeves and a center front double-breasted button closure. Over each side/hem of the jacket is a decorative section of panels. The blouse is made of green silk crepe underlined with cream silk and is cut with a fitted bodice and bias-cut neckline. The blouse closes down the center back with a zip. The a-line skirt has an off-center back zip. Green felt hat in 1920s cloche-style with asymmetrical brim.
Label: Christian Dior / Made in France / Paris / Automne-Hiver 1965
Haute Couture Unique ID Number: 129183 (jacket).
Skirt and blouse are unlabelled.
Hat Label: Christian Dior / Made in France / Paris Approximate Flat Measurements Across the Front:
JACKET Bust: 19"Waist: 16.5" Hips: 19.5"
Sleeve (shoulder to hem): 19" Length (from underarm): 12"
Length (side waist to hem): 22.5"
BLOUSEBust: 18"Waist: 14.5" Hips: 18"
Shoulder: 17.5" Length (from underarm): 14"
Diameter front to back: 6"
Provenance: Haute Couture and Hollywood Designs Worn by Dame Olivia de Havilland.