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2007.35 Dior 1957 suit

Object Name: dress & jacket

Artist/Maker: Christian Dior, Paris
Role in production: maker
Place of Creation: Paris
Date: 1957

Accession Number: 2007.35
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • silk
Support
 
Technique
  • chine
Description

Dress and jacket in red and black chine silk in a design of black chrysanthemums or dahlias on a red ribbed faille ground. Simple sleeveless shift dress with matching short boxy jacket with bracelet length sleeves, 3 self covered buttons, trun down circular collar and 2 very shallow patch pockets. Both garments lined in pale red silk. Woven labels: 'Christian Dior, Automne/Hiver 1957', and stamped '090052' in jacket and '090053' in dress. The outfit is a model costume named: 'Automne' and the catwalk costume was in a brown and black, rather than red and black print.

Dimensions

Type: bust
Height: 96 cm
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Type: L (cb dress)
Height: 101
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