Blue & Black Wool Collared Dress, c. 1954
A beautiful vintage dress from the 50s by legendary French fashion designer, Christian Dior. In a blue and black wool with a statement collar, bracelet length sleeves, a looser fit on top contrasting with the nipped waist. Perfect for day or evening, this dress would look as incredible worn in the office as it would dressed up at a cocktail party. As it is a wool it is perfect for fall / autumn.
Click here to see a fashion illustration of the same style of dress with the same collar, bodice and sleeves - right down to the gathers at the shoulders by Christian Dior from 1954, drawn by Marcel Fromenti for 'The Lady' magazine. Considered to be demi-couture, as this is Christian Dior London, the client of this dress would have seen the haute couture collection or fashion illustrations and ordered it to be custom made, with any changes and bought at the Dior London Salon. Beautifully made with much of it hand finished.
Estimated Size: UK 8-10/ US 4-6/ EU 36-38. Please check measurements.
Bust - up to 38” / 96cm (has an intentional loose fit on top, as pictured)
Waist - 26” / 66cm
Hips - 42” / 106cm
Length (Shoulder to Hem) - 39” / 99cm
Shoulder to Shoulder - 17” / 43cm
Sleeve Pit to Cuff - 12” / 30cm
Sleeve Shoulder to Cuff - 16” / 40cm
Details & Condition
Designer: Christian Dior
- Centre back metal zipper
Excellent Vintage Condition - Minor signs of wear commensurate with age. No noticeable holes, tears or stains. Cuff buttons appear to have been removed. Has been professionally dry cleaned.