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    Sale 5286

    Twentieth Century Fashion & Accessories

    21 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 93

    CHRISTIAN DIOR PARIS COUTURE, 1952

    Price Realised  

    CHRISTIAN DIOR PARIS COUTURE, 1952
    a two piece summer suit of cream and blue striped wool, the wasp-waisted jacket with curved hips and 3/4 sleeves, the straight skirt ending just below the knee, labelled, Printemps-Ete 1952, and marked '12119'


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    A sharp example of the heralded New Look of the late 1940s-early 1950s, this suit illustrates Dior's mastery of body shaping, with its curved hips creating a tiny waist, above a pencil slim skirt. It also encapsulates his transformation of fabrics more usually seen in gentlemen's tailoring into completely feminine forms.

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