1956 Christian Dior Haute Couture Documented Black Silk 'New Look' Dress
A highly coveted and truly breathtaking museum-quality Christian Dior haute couture 'Circé' titled new look dress dating back to his spring-summer 1956 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 truly exception documented look from Dior himself before passing away. This two piece complex sculptural dress ensemble is fashioned in a gorgeous black mid-weight silk faille. As shown, there is an intricate fully-boned corset petticoat slip which helps the figure flattering shape. The bodice has an elegant low-cut plunge nipped waist complete with matching bow belt. This iconic 'New Look' silhouette emphasizes a woman's seductive shape without adding any bulk or volume to the actual hips. I love the unique inverted pleats and full skirt construction. As Dior once said, "Elegance must be the right combination of distinction, naturalness, care and simplicity." This epic documented look from Christian Dior's lifetime is a wonderful mix of these elements. A stunning slice of wearable fashion history.
This stunning 1956 Christian Dior numbered haute couture 'Chez' titled dress is in beautiful condition with no rips, stains or holes. All metal hooks buttons in place. The inside is immaculate and all hand-finished. The interior corset hooks onto the outer dress for perfect fit. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value. A true rarity.