Coat Dress

Description:

Coat dress of navy silk faille with padded hips. Notched collar; single button closure. Long sleeves with vertical pleat across back shoulder to each sleeve hem. Lower mid-length skirt. Two crescent shaped pieces of fabric at hips with faux pocket detail gives the appearance of a separate jacket.

Designer's label on inner right waist side seam: "Christian Dior/ New York/ Original"
Tag above designer's label: "Fall 1949"
Retailer's label on back of neck: "Neiman-Marcus/ Dallas"

Belt of matching navy leather.

Stamped on back of belt: "10 Christian Dior / New York"

Creator(s):
Location(s):
Creation Date: 1949
Partner(s):
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection(s):
Texas Fashion Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 50
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Designer):
Dior, Christian

Dior, Christian (b. Granville, Normandy, France, 1905 - d. Montecantini, Italy, 1957)

Creator (Other):
Christian Dior New York Inc.

Christian Dior New York Inc., the New York branch of the House of Dior. Designs originally done by the House in Paris, France, and after 1961 by designers working for the branches.

Date(s):
  • Creation: 1949
Coverage:
Place
United States - New York - New York City
Place
United States - Texas - Dallas County - Dallas
Place
France - Île-de-France Region - Département de Ville de Paris - Paris
Date
1949  
Description:

Coat dress of navy silk faille with padded hips. Notched collar; single button closure. Long sleeves with vertical pleat across back shoulder to each sleeve hem. Lower mid-length skirt. Two crescent shaped pieces of fabric at hips with faux pocket detail gives the appearance of a separate jacket.

Designer's label on inner right waist side seam: "Christian Dior/ New York/ Original"
Tag above designer's label: "Fall 1949"
Retailer's label on back of neck: "Neiman-Marcus/ Dallas"

Belt of matching navy leather.

Stamped on back of belt: "10 Christian Dior / New York"

Note:

This object was part of the Carrie Marcus Neiman Foundation Collection of fashion items collected by Stanley and Edward Marcus in honor of their aunt, one of the original founders of Neiman-Marcus. Begun in 1938, the collection comprised important items of fashion from each season, and included many items designed by winners of the Neiman-Marcus Fashion Awards, as well as pieces owned by or collected by Carrie Marcus-Neiman.

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Contributor(s):
  • Retailer : Neiman-Marcus Also Former Owner and Donor. Neiman-Marcus Co. (USA) (est. 1907 in Dallas, Texas, USA, by Herbert Marcus, Carrie Marcus-Neiman, and Al Neiman)
Series Title: Carrie Marcus Neiman Foundation Collection of Fashion
Partner:
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection:
Texas Fashion Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1938.001.004
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc283699
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image