Cocktail Ensemble - Dress and Jacket

Description

Cocktail ensemble of silver (pale lavender?) heavy faille moire consisting of: A) Cocktail dress. 3/4 length. Sleeveless with thin straps. Shallow V-neck. Natural waist with a bias cut, 1-1/4" set-in waistband between skirt and bodice trimmed with a center, non-functioning gray plastic button. Fitted bust with gores at bust and under-arm. Inverted pleats at front and back center. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye closure at base of bodice. Cream satin lining in bust which descends to become sheath inside skirt. Skirt lined with net. Designer's label at inside center bust: "Made in France / Autumne-Hiver 1952 / ... continued below

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Dior, Christian 1952.

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Designer

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

Donor

  • Neiman-Marcus Neiman-Marcus Co. (USA) (est. 1907 in Dallas, Texas, USA, by Herbert Marcus, Carrie Marcus-Neiman, and Al Neiman)

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Description

Cocktail ensemble of silver (pale lavender?) heavy faille moire consisting of:

A) Cocktail dress. 3/4 length. Sleeveless with thin straps. Shallow V-neck. Natural waist with a bias cut, 1-1/4" set-in waistband between skirt and bodice trimmed with a center, non-functioning gray plastic button. Fitted bust with gores at bust and under-arm. Inverted pleats at front and back center. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye closure at base of bodice. Cream satin lining in bust which descends to become sheath inside skirt. Skirt lined with net.

Designer's label at inside center bust: "Made in France / Autumne-Hiver 1952 / Christian Dior / Paris"
Stamped "20445" on label.
Handwritten label behind designer's label: "250516"

B) Matching bolero jacket. Cropped to waist, long sleeves. No collar. Slight V at top of neckline, with deeper "inset" V at bottom. Center front opening with 3 circular gray buttons at base of jacket. Lined in cream silk matching lining of dress.

Designer's label at center back neckline: "Made in France / Autumne-Hiver 1952 / Christian Dior / Paris"
Stamped "20446" on label.
Handwritten label behind designer's label: "250517"

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Texas Fashion Collection

The UNT Texas Fashion Collection is dedicated to the preservation and documentation of historically significant fashion, and serves as an educational and inspirational resource for students, researchers, and the general public. This vital resource is part of the UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.

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  • 1952

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  • March 16, 2015, 2:32 p.m.

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  • March 31, 2015, 1:13 p.m.

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Dior, Christian. Cocktail Ensemble - Dress and Jacket, physical object, 1952; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501348/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.