evening dress

 
Designer
Creation date
Materials
silk net, metallic threads, rhinestones, sequins, beads
Mark Descriptions
Label (white): Christine Dior /Paris couture number: 93256
Dimensions
L: 40 in. | waist: 20 in. | bust: 28 in.
Credit line
Nancy Foxwell Neuberger Acquisition Endowment Fund and Anonymous Art Fund
Accession number
2006.119
Collection
Not Currently On View

This dress is from the first line that Yves Saint Laurent designed for the House of Dior after he assumed artistic direction of the house. The line, Trapeze, was significant because Saint Laurent had to prove that he was eligible to be the chief designer for the House of Dior.

Made of five layers of ivory tulle, this dress has a fitted bodice, scoop neckline, fitted waist and semi-full gathered skirt. The bodice is embroidered in a dense pattern of prong crystals. The density of the embroidery pattern on the skirt gradually decreases as it nears the hem.

Roberta Maas, San Francisco; (Beverley Birks), New York, New York; purchased by the Indianapolis Museum of Art (2006).
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