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Christian Dior Demi-Couture Red Black Floral Silk Dress, 1950s


After the end of WWII, French fashion became highly coveted once again as the global standard of style. With this, designers such as Christian Dior were charged with meeting global demand by releasing “demi-couture” styles that were able to spread the magic of Parisian fashion internationally.

Done in Dior’s H-line silhouette, this luscious red party dress features a rose print on a black and oxblood ground interspersed with flecks of white giving it an almost glittering effect. A shallow V-neck line compliments the ruched surplice-style detail on the bodice that forms the inverted bask waistline.

The skirt is loosely pleated at the center portion of the skirt and falls with a modest A-line ending just at the knee. At the bust, two floral appliques convey a feminine flair while the structured fit and deep red tones give it a more seductive aura. Masterfully crafted, this charming Dior dress is a vintage gem making for a stunning event or evening dress.

Size estimate: Small

Shoulders: no defined seams

Sleeves: 24 inches (measured from the neck)

Bust: 32-34 inches

Waist: 25 inches

Hips: 34 inches

Length: 42 inches

With no shoulder seams, a smooth, soft shoulder is created. The fitted sleeves end with a metal zip closure. On the inside, a boned mesh support bodice is built into the dress providing additional support and structure. At the hem, weights have been sewn in to preserve a perfect fall of the skirt.

Closing with a concealed zip, and fully lined in a black silk fabric this Christian Dior 8215 numbered Demi Couture Dress is in excellent condition, and has been professionally eco 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.

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