Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery


#3144 - c. late 1940's / early 1950's Black Taffeta "New Look"
CHRISTIAN DIOR ORIGINAL, New York Sleeveless Sundress with Jacket! I had to decide to show the front of this outfit, or the back. The front shows the dress and jacket, but it's the back of the jacket that I love! It unexpectedly wraps at the hips at the jacket back with fringed wide ties! True couture designer touch! Dior opened his luxury ready-to-wear operation in New York, I believe, in 1948. I would love to date this specifically to the correct year. The hip and back hip draping was popular in 1946, so I'm assuming this piece is quite early, but, on the other hand, it also matches elements from the 1950's as well! So... I will have to leave this up to you to decide... and just realize that this outfit is fabulous from any of these dates! Black rayon taffeta simple sundress with decorative buttons up front and back metal zipper. Matching jacket with shawl collar and that wonderful back detail. Dress it up or down. Add pearls or diamonds or turquoise. Add a white gardenia on the lapel or a smashing belt at the dress waist. Make it your own. Excellent condition. Measures: 35/36" bust, 27" waist.
SOLD - but on display in Museum Category for Research/Study