A Christian Dior Printed Chiné Taffeta Couture Ball Gown Ligne Libre Collection Spring-Summer 1957
Ligne Libre Collection Spring-Summer 1957
Paris - France
A printed chiné taffeta ball gown with large blooming roses and foliage in salmon, light brown and yellow green tones on ivory background. Sleeveless and V neck bodice with pleated effect crossed on the chest. Flared skirt with a wide bottom and hollow pleats at the waist. Three petticoats of ivory cotton tulle and a cream pongee silk underskirt. Boned inner bodice lined with ivory cotton tulle. Wide pleated waistband with generous matching side knot. White woven label, black graphics Printemps Eté 1957 Christian Dior Paris. Excellent condition of color and conservation.
This dress comes from the Ligne Libre Collection Spring-Summer 1957, last collection that the Master presents before his brutal death. It could be considered that the Ligne Libre represents in a way the synthesis of its creative work over ten years since the birth of the New Look and the first ligne Corolle in 1947. All codes of Christian Dior are represented in this flower dress, happily photographed in the presence of the Couturier. A similar model can be found in the Collections of the Dior Museum in Granville.
Dimensions: Equivalent French Size 38 Height 110 cm Shoulders 36 cm Collar 14 cm Back cleavage 11 cm Sleeves 5 cm Chest 88 cm Waist 67 cm Circumference of the skirt 371 cm