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1960s Christian Dior New York Demi Couture Blue Stained Glass Silk Evening Coat
Christian Dior designed clothes fit for royalty, as he famously believed “every woman is a princess.” When he passed away in 1958, his successors followed suit, making luxury a signature of the growing high fashion empire, including its New York ready-to-wear label. This label was made Stateside especially for the American market, taking its inspiration directly from the Dior runway shows in Paris. Because second best just wouldn’t do for Dior, the pieces were exquisitely crafted using many of the same haute couture techniques.
This stunning Sixties evening coat was from that line. Featuring a gorgeous stained glass-inspired print in mouthwatering shades of turquoise and gold on silk, it is the height of opulence. The rich fabric is impeccably tailored into an elegant silhouette with an overlapping ring collar, button-front, button cuffs and slit pockets.
Minimal seaming enhances the overall beauty of the print, which is engineered so its edges create a striking trim. The inside is as flawless as the outside, with a blue silk taffeta lining and evidence of the craftsmanship that went into making it. More than five decades later, this jacket is as timeless as ever and an incredible vintage find.
Size estimate: Extra Small to Small
Shoulders: 16 inches
Bust: 19 inches flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 18 inches flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19 inches flat across from side seam to side seam
Sleeve length: 21 inches
Length: 40 inches from neck to hem
This vintage Christian Dior New York evening coat from the Sixties is in museum-quality condition. It is tailored from a silk stained glass-inspired print in shades of turquoise and gold. The knee-length jacket has a slight A-line shape, with an overlapping ring collar, button-front, button cuffs and slit pockets.
The buttons are covered in navy leather. It is lined in blue silk taffeta. This coat has been professionally dry-cleaned and pressed. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.