Cocktail Dress

Description

Cocktail dress of sheer black silk chiffon and lace over tan silk lining. Sleeveless; round neckline. Unlined sheer chiffon above bust. Knee-length; waist seam. Skirt has 5 tiers of chiffon each edged with 2" black lace. Tiers start at center front, wrap around body and attach again at left near side seam. Top tier shows lace on left attaching to waist seam. Center back zipper covered by snap closures. Bodice has 5 small black covered buttons at center back. Interior has a built-in corset with boning. Designer's label inside at side seam: "Made in France / Automne-Hiver 1964 / Christian ... continued below

Creation Information

House of Dior 1964.

Context

This physical object is part of the collection entitled: Texas Fashion Collection and was provided by UNT College of Visual Arts + Design to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 32 times , with 4 in the last month . More information about this object can be viewed below.

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Designers

  • House of Dior House of Dior, founded 1947 by Christian Dior. After 1958, various designers acted as head designers, including Marc Bohan (1960-1989).
  • Bohan, Marc Bohan, Mark (b. Paris, France, 1926, head designer at House of Dior 1960-1989)

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Description

Cocktail dress of sheer black silk chiffon and lace over tan silk lining. Sleeveless; round neckline. Unlined sheer chiffon above bust. Knee-length; waist seam. Skirt has 5 tiers of chiffon each edged with 2" black lace. Tiers start at center front, wrap around body and attach again at left near side seam. Top tier shows lace on left attaching to waist seam. Center back zipper covered by snap closures. Bodice has 5 small black covered buttons at center back. Interior has a built-in corset with boning.

Designer's label inside at side seam: "Made in France / Automne-Hiver 1964 / Christian Dior / Paris"; stamped on label: "125104"

Notes

This garment is from the House of Dior's Fall/Winter 1964 season.

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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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Creation Date

  • 1964

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Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • May 6, 2015, 4:58 p.m.

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  • May 18, 2015, 11:37 p.m.

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House of Dior. Cocktail Dress, physical object, 1964; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503806/: accessed April 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.