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2007.34 Dior suit

Object Name: dress & jacket

Artist/Maker: Christian Dior, Paris
Role in production: maker
Place of Creation: Paris
Date: 1953

Accession Number: 2007.34
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • silk
Support
 
Technique
 
Description

Silver-grey wild silk dress and jacket: Fitted princess-line dress with angular breast pockets, short raglan sleeves, cf opening, fastening with 6 circular buttons, and narrow skirt (subsequently shortened); dress cut in 8 narrow vertical panels. Matching fitted jacket with sloping raglan-type bracelet-length sleeves with complex bust and arm seams; SB fastening with 4 circular buttons CF. Narrow woven label on dress side seam: 'Christian Dior, Paris'. This outfit is probably the model named 'James' - autumn/winter 1953.

Dimensions

Type: bust
Height: 97 cm
Width:
Depth:

Type: L (cb dress)
Height: 108
Width:
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