A Christian Dior/Yves Saint Laurent Evening Bolero for Daimaru - Japon Circa 1958
France for Japan
Large evening bolero from the "Trapèze" line for Daimaru, license of the designer house Dior for Japan and dating from the late 1950s. Cut from the "Revolution" of the "Trapèze" Line when Yves Saint Laurent takes over as head of Christian Dior Haute Couture in 1958. Cut made in Japanese black wild silk with a particular work on the back, equivalent to the achievements of Balenciaga in the same period. Large three-quarter length sleeves with dropped shoulder line. Black silk crepe lining with original side sewn label indicating Christian Dior Exclusivity for Japan by Daimaru. Couture finishes entirely handmade. No defects or signs of wear. Excellent condition of color and conservation.
Dimensions: Equivalent French Size 40 Height 51 cm Shoulders 42 cm Sleeves 38 cm Collar 5 cm Chest 113 cm
The license for Japan Daimaru was created in 1953 by the house designer Dior. Between 1955 and 1957, Yves Saint Laurent was the assistant to Christian Dior. The latter entrusted him with the creation of a collection intended for export, which included the silky fabrics of Japan embroidered with decorative patterns with gold thread. The Dior Daimaru Collections are exclusively made with Japanese fabrics.