Object Name: cocktail dress
Artist/Maker: Christian Dior, London
Role in production: manufacture
Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Accession Number: 2002.21
Image Copyright: ©Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries
Cocktail dress in dull black silk satin; elbow length sleeves; round cross-over neck with attached made-up bow to left; horizontal waist with pleated skirt; full skirt with attached black net underskirt; CB zip to waist; underarm set-in gussets; woven label, black on cream 'Christian Dior Ltd London' and stamped '9937'
Donor paid £8 for the dress, second hand, in 1958 and wore it up to 1960. Her aunt, Eva, had a friend who used to repair and alter clothes for a Yorkshire lady and from this friend she bought second-hand several dresses for her daughters from a sale in aid of the lady's chosen charity. This was one of the donated dresses.
Height: 107 cm