"Christian Dior" Vintage 1950's Couture Christian Dior Dress & Jacket UK 6-8

£699.00

"Christian Dior" Vintage 1950's Couture Christian Dior Dress & Jacket UK 6-8

Made in the most sumptuous twill silk, in a bold mustard yellow floral pattern on an near white background, this original 1950's couture Christian Dior dress and jacket set , is a rare addition to your vintage wardrobe.

The elegant neckline of the jacket, sits perfectly above the neckline of the dress, and is framed by 3/4 length sleeves. Her box cut has 6 hidden weights along the internal hemline, allowing for the jacket to hang beautifully when worn, while her open style, accents the cinched-in waistline of the dress.

The bateau style neckline of the dress is framed by short capped sleeves and a fitted bodice. Her nipped in waistline is accented by wide box pleats along the waistband, that create a timeless 1950's silhouette to the skirt line. Her lowered backline features pointed details along each shoulder blade and a rounded open cut, that sets off the back button fastenings.

This dress is fully lined in a silk petticoat, to match the silk lining of the jacket.

Label: Christian Dior - London, Uk Regd Modèle Original, Made in England- 33850

Measurements of the Jacket

Shoulder to Shoulder: 16.5 inches

Armpit to Armpit: up to 36 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 15.5 inches

Waist: up to 36 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 15 inches

Fastenings: None

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 34 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 40.5 inches

Waist: up to 25 inches

Hips: 44 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 6.5 inches

Shoulder to Waist: 15 inches

Closures: This dress fastens to the back with 3 covered buttons, 2 hook and loops, 2 press studs, concealing a 13 inch metal zip and a hook and eye with a 12.5 metal zip and a hook and eye

Size: UK Small UK 6-8

Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition, with some light staining to the armpits, this has created a very small amount of colour bleed within the stained area. Some light age related foxing and age marks to the front of the skirt, this is hidden within the front pleat of the skirt, and no overly apparent when the dress is being worn. ( This happened when the dress was previously stored) A few very light scattered age marks hidden within the floral pattern of the skirt. The jacket has similar light armpit staining to the left hand side, and has a small age mark to the back of the shoulders. These minor issues are not visible when the dress is being worn, and do not in any way detract from the beauty or quality of this piece.

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned or hand washed in cool water.

Fabric: Silk Lined, Silk Twill

Vintage garments have been previously worn and lovingly cared for, they may however have a blemish or two. Here at Willow Hilson, we try our very best to note all the details of each garment, although we may sometimes overlook things, which we do apologise for. Please do not expect perfection, unless stated so.

Please make sure you check all the measurements of the garment before purchasing. Vintage garment sizes are not the same as those of today. To ensure the best fit, we suggest you measure you favourite similar style garment and compare it to the measurements we have listed. All our measurements are taken whilst the garment is lying flat, we then double these measurements to reflect the actual size.