1958 Yves Saint Laurent for Christian Dior Demi Couture Blue Floral Silk Dress
The House of Dior has been an enduring icon of Haute Couture. 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 1958 Christian Dior numbered dress designed by Yves Saint Laurent in France, for the London market. Garments with this rare label are couture made for clients who could not go in for multiple fittings. The garment is fashioned in a luxorious steel-blue flocked floral silk complete with interior boning. The bodice has elegant 3/4-length sleeves with side-bow adornment. I adore the hourglass nipped-waist which is ultra flattering to the figure. The skirting has soft pleatwork and built-in petticoat that emphasizes a woman's seductive shape without adding any bulk or volume to the actual hips. As Dior once said, "Elegance must be the right combination of distinction, naturalness, care and simplicity." This classic showstopper is a wonderful mix of these elements.
This stunning Christian Dior numbered 12929 demi-couture dress is in excellent condition with no rips, holes or stains. Perfectly working back handset original hook/eye closures. Original interior boning and tulle petticoat present. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.