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Suit

Suit

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1956-1957 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bohan, Marc, born 1926 (designer)
    Christian Dior London Ltd (Maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk lined with organdie; chiffon top and silk and suede belt

  • Credit Line:

    Worn and given by Ernestine Carter

  • Museum number:

    T.245,.A-C-1978

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The short jacket has three quarter length sleeves and a small collar - it is worn open and has no fastenings. In dark brown silk with brown lining throughout, the hem is weighted at fronts.
Sleeveless top with high round neck in off-white chiffon lined with white silk.

‘A’ line skirt in dark brown silk with an inverted pleat down the centre front. It has a broad waistband attached to a white silk petticoat top. Skirt has front pockets at the hip line. It fastens at centre back with hooks and eyes an a zip.

There is also a curved belt in dark brown silk lined with brown suede.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1956-1957 (made)

Artist/maker

Bohan, Marc, born 1926 (designer)
Christian Dior London Ltd (Maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silk lined with organdie; chiffon top and silk and suede belt

Marks and inscriptions

Christian Dior - London UK REGD Modele Original Made in England Dior 30911
White satin label woven in black inside the jacket, the skirt, and also inside top

Modele Original Made in England Christian Dior London Limited
Plastic label in grey, white and gold attached by cord inside the skirt

Materials

Silk; Organdie; Chiffon; Suede

Categories

Fashion

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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