cocktail dress

Creation date
silk taffeta, painted warp (chiné)
L: 29 1/2 in. center front length: 12 in. center back length: 21 in.
Credit line
Nancy Foxwell Neuberger Acquisition Endowment Fund
Accession number
Not Currently On View

This cocktail dress, from the Aimant (Loving) collection of fall-winter 1957, is a classic Dior design. The high sculptural collar envelopes the wearer, dipping low at the neckline and wrapping around the natural waist.

Dior delighted in using floral prints, particularly rose prints. He was scrupulous about the fabrics he chose and carefully analyzed each swatch to ensure it was suitable for the specific style.

(Ebay auction); (Beverley Birks), New York, New York; acquired by the Indiananpolis Museum of Art in 2007.
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