A Christian Dior / Yves Mathieu Saint Laurent Couture Cocktail Dress Named Almaviva – Paris Collection Autumn-Winter 1960
A black chantilly lace dress, Top with pointed low-cut neckline on a white bodice covered with chantilly tulle. Draped folded effect adorned with a satin bow. Raglan three-quarter sleeves. Large skirt on white and blue-sky tulle. A same long dress in Dentelles, quand la mode ne tient qu’à un fil from Alice Gardin and Julie Romain, Somogy 2012, page 55. Very good condition of color and conservation.
Dimensions: Equivalent French Size 38 Front height 113 cm Back height 106 cm Shoulders 38 cm Collar 18 cm Sleeve 42 cm Chest 89 cm Waist 71 cm Hips 111 cm Bow length 86 cm
This collection is the last season of Yves Mathieu Saint-Laurent at Dior before creating with Pierre Bergé, his own fashiond designer house on December 4, 1961.
Excellent condition except the lace which is slightly altered on stapling of the bustier on the back, invisible defect once worn. No other defect noted. Clean dress and very resistant lace.