Christian Dior (1905-1957) established Paris as the center of the world of modern haute couture. Dior’s “New Look” fashions presented small, nipped-in waistlines above full skirts that emphasized the bust and hips in these silhouettes.
He selected extravagant fabrics for his dresses and gowns, and his designs soon captured the attention of prominent clients from around the world.
Cocktail Dress (Blouse, Skirt, Belt)
Labeled “Christian Dior / Paris” and stamped “03128”
Acetate tulle with metallic braid on rayon lace over silk chiffon