1940s Christian Dior Black Silk Evening Dress

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What an extraordinary dress! Strapless style is pleated and gathered around the central button panel creating beautiful draping around the hips. The front of the skirt gives an illusion of being a wiggle dress, with the back draping like a small train, but the skirt is completely full. The interior of the bodice has an attached underpinning with boning and mesh support. The interior of the skirt has a silk lining. Please be aware that this dress is quite small, it does not fit any of our dress forms or mannequins. The dress form shown has a bust of 32.5" and a waist of 24.5".

Condition Details: Very Good - There is a small, slightly lighter, spot on the back of the skirt, wearer's left. It is below the zipper, about 3" to the left of the center seam. It is very subtle and hides in the skirt well. The silk lining in the skirt is tearing and shattering. The original lining should be left intact if purchasing for a collection, but should be replaced if you are purchasing it to wear. We will leave this decision to the new owner. There is only one hanging strap remaining and it is broken and has been tied in a knot. These issues are minor and not obvious when worn. This dress presents beautifully!

Size Marked: Unmarked
Approximate Size: XXS
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Fabric: Unmarked, Silk
Lining Type: Unlined
Closure: Metal Zip
Label: Christian Dior - New York
Era: c1949-1951

Bust: 30"
Underbust: 26"
Waist: 22"
Hips: 38"
Length: 36.5"

All measurements taken with garment flat and doubled when necessary.
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Inventory#: DSC1019-2093

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