1952 Christian Dior Haute-Couture Wool Cocktail Dress & Double-Breasted Jacket
Breathtaking museum-quality Christian Dior Haute Couture two piece ensemble dating back to his Fall-Winter 1952 collection. While the House of Dior is still a thriving business today, Dior's untimely death in 1957 left the fashion world without a great dictator of style. Christian Dior designed under his own name for only a decade, but his influence is everlasting. Here is a rare opportunity to own a breathtaking dress set from Dior himself before passing away. This two piece from his 1952 collection is fashioned in a gorgeous black fully-lined nubble wool. The dress has an elegant wide-strap button trimmed sleeveless with hourglass nipped-waist. The figure flattering pencil skirt emphasizes a woman's seductive shape without adding any bulk or volume to the actual hips. The matching jacket is a statement piece in it's own right. I love the collared plunge double-breasted peplum construction with large side pockets. As Dior once said, "Elegance must be the right combination of distinction, naturalness, care and simplicity." This classic two-piece suit is a wonderful mix of these elements. A rare piece of wearable fashion history.
This stunning 1952 Christian Dior Haute Couture 22753 and 22754 numbered ensemble is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. All original buttons in place. The inside is immaculate and all hand-finished. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value. A true rarity.