evening ensemble: dress, coat with belt

Creation date
silk tulle, silk chiffon, trimmed with silk satin ribbon and appliquéd silk flowers
Mark Descriptions
Couture # 13171 black label
L: 43 in. (coat) L: 38 in. (dress) L: (belt)
Credit line
Gift of Mrs. Robert S. MacNeill
Accession number
Not Currently On View

Dior's extravagant use of luxurious fabrics, his immaculate workmanship, and his innovative designs provided women with clothes that were glamorous.

This dress has a boned, fitted bodice and a full skirt gathered at the waist and executed in many layers. Dior incorporated horsehair braid and silk net as interlinings to give the skirt a voluminous look. The dress is decorated with seven beige roses. The coat has set-in, three-quarter-length sleeves trimmed with silk satin ribbon.

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