• Fashion auction at Christies

    Sale 3139

    Fashion

    1 December 2011, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 68

    A CITRUS YELLOW SILK CHIFFON EVENING GOWN

    JEAN DESSÈS, CIRCA 1950-53

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CITRUS YELLOW SILK CHIFFON EVENING GOWN
    JEAN DESSÈS, CIRCA 1950-53
    the bodice with woven pleats, with integral boning, the skirts full, with halterneck and shoulder straps and with popper and zipper fastening


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    See Claire Wilcox, The Golden Age of Couture, Paris and London, 1947-57, p.85 for a comparable dress by Dessès.

    See also Vanity Fair's On Couture Supplement, reproduced here on pages 20-1.