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A MIDNIGHT BLUE DINNER DRESS
VAT rate of 20% is payable on hammer price and buy… Read more THE BILLYBOY* COLLECTION OF CHRISTIAN DIOR AND YVES SAINT LAURENT
A MIDNIGHT BLUE DINNER DRESS

CHRISTIAN DIOR, 1948, 'LAHORE'

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A MIDNIGHT BLUE DINNER DRESS
CHRISTIAN DIOR, 1948, 'LAHORE'
embroidered with pearls and silver strass with Mughal inspired diamond pockets and stand collar
labelled in bodice Christian Dior, Paris, Made in France, with canvas tag inscribed 9333, the skirt unlabelled, but with canvas tag also inscribed 9333
Exhibited
Le Grand Tralala, Montreal, 18 April-26 May 1990, A Century of Haute Couture and Doll Collection by BillyBoy*
and Vive La France, Bloomingdales, 1989, number 42.
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VAT rate of 20% is payable on hammer price and buyer's premium

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Lot Essay

Dior, Francois Giroud, Sacha van Dorssen, Éditions du Regard, 1987, page 104-5

See also Hommage à Christian Dior, 1947-1957, Musée des Arts de la Mode, Paris, 1987, page 142, which illustrates the dress worn by the Duchess of Windsor in Vogue Francais, February 1949, page 63, photograph by Arik Nepo.

Christian Dior - Homme du Siècle, Musée Christian Dior, Granville, 2005, Editions Artlys, Versailles, page 233.

This model is also illustrated worn by the Duchess of Windsor in Dior Inspriation by Florence Mueller, 2011, page 286.

See also Dior's own archival photograph, a photocopy of which is sold with this lot, reproduced here by kind permission of Christian Dior, Paris

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