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  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1965 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bohan, Marc, born 1926 (designer)
    Christian Dior (designed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed silk chiffon

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Abdy

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Short summer day dress of green printed silk chiffon. Straight and sleeveless sheath with a side zip fastening. With a slightly shorter over-dress in printed silk chiffon. Large scale floral pattern in soft greens and white on cream. The overdress is straight cut, with long sleeves and a draped cowl neckline, and terminating in a large soft bow on the left shoulder which has a press stud fastening.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)


1965 (made)


Bohan, Marc, born 1926 (designer)
Christian Dior (designed for)

Materials and Techniques

Printed silk chiffon

Marks and inscriptions

'Christian Dior PARIS'
On woven label, white on black


Length: 79 cm middle of back to hem, Width: 36 cm shoulders, Length: 60 cm sleeve

Descriptive line

Short summer day dress of printed silk chiffon, designed by Marc Bohan for Christian Dior, Paris, 1965


Silk chiffon

Subjects depicted

Water lily


Fashion; Women's clothes

Production Type

Haute couture


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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