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Lot 0019
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"
Shoulder: 15.5"
Sleeve (shoulder to hem): 19" Length (from underarm): 12"
Waist: 13" 
Hips: 19"
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.


Condition:The jacket is in overall very good condition. The lining has wear marks on each side near the hem and is worn through in small spots. The lining of each underarm has been repaired. The blouse is in stable condition, but has discolored overall to a green/yellow, which is most noticable under the arms. The underlining was repaired under each arm.The exterior of the skirt is in very good condition. The skirt lining has been repaired in the seat. Hat is in very good condition with some rust ont he hat pins. 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