A Christian Dior/Saint Laurent Haute Couture Lace Dress (attributed to) named Almaviva - Autumn Winter 1960
Autumn Winter 1960 Collection
Christian Dior/ Yves Mathieu Saint Laurent (attributed to) long evening dress in black Calais lace, Almaviva model. White whalebone bustier with large neckline covered with embroidered tulle, raglan sleeves, pointed neckline held by triangular pleats on the chest. Ample skirt with five petticoats, two in black tulle, two in white tulle and one in cream taffeta. Identical model with the Dior label published by Villa Rosemaine (see last photo). Identical model in long version "Dentelles, quand la mode ne tient qu'à un fil" Alice Gardin and Julie Romain, Somogy 2012, page 55. The penultimate photo shows this model at the Dior Museum in Granville. No defects. Very good condition of colour and conservation.
Dimensions: Equivalent to size 42 in France. Height 139 cm, shoulders 39 cm, sleeves 32 cm, chest 96-100 cm, waist 81-85 cm, hips 115-120 cm, skirt height 97 cm, skirt bottom 240 cm.