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Cocktail Dress

Style Period

1950s

Designer

Christian Dior

Label

Automne Hiver 1959 Christian Dior Paris

Description

Knee length, fitted to body, straight neckline, sleeveless, one inch wide straps, centre back zipper, gathered chiffon panels alternating with velvet bands down dress in horizontal stripe pattern. Three big black roses on front: strap, bodice and waist.

Tags

main dress
evening dress
women's
black
silk chiffon
velvet

Donor

Julia Lean

Accession Number

1-959-14-00214