A Christian Dior / Marc Bohan Evening Coat Numbered 115674 - "Flèche" Line - Fall Winter 1962 Collection
"Flèche" Line - Fall Winter 1962 Collection
Haute Couture evening coat in squirrel brown silk satin from the designer house Christian Dior directed by Marc Bohan from the "Flèche" Line Collection in 1962. Cross buttoning with hidden snaps and false buttonholes adorned with black silk ottoman braids matched with the raised pleated collar. Two tilted side pockets. Coat still very influenced by the "Trapeze" Line of Mr. Yves Saint Laurent. Black taffeta lining with large tab on the back. Label white background black graphics Christian Dior Paris Automne Hiver 1962 Made in France numbered 115674. Handwritten cotton ribbon under the label indicating the model number and the illegible name BALTIZO? CI ... DI, name of client probably. Coat for collection. Note a very slight mark on the sleeve, difficult to perceive. Otherwise very good condition of color and conservation.
Dimensions: Equivalent French Size 40/42. Height 109 cm Shoulders 42 cm Height collar 5 cm Sleeves 55 cm Chest 100 cm Waist 108 cm Hips 127 cm
After a last Fall-Winter collection at Jean Patou, Marc Bohan joined the designer house Dior at the age of 31 in 1957. After the death of Christian Dior, he worked for the London branch of Dior and the New York branch until 1959. At the end of October 1960, he is summoned by Marcel Boussac, the owner of Dior, who offers to take the place left vacant by Yves Saint Laurent then hospitalized. Marc Bohan becomes the artistic director of Haute Couture and works with Philippe Guibourgé. At the beginning of 1961, he presented the first collection of a very long series of Haute Couture collections and will perpetuate the image of Dior at a high level of prestige. He launched Baby Dior and then Christian Dior Monsieur shortly after. First Slim Look collection in 1961, then the "Flèche" line in 1962. In 1983, Marc Bohan received his first gold dice and left the house in 1989.