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Evening dress

Evening dress

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1968 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered silk in pastes, metal thread and Melanex

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Stavros Niarchos

  • Museum number:

    T.140-1974

  • Gallery location:

    The Sainsbury Gallery, case PL11, shelf FIG3

Physical description

High-waisted long evening dress/sheath in embroidered silk with a high round neck and short sleeves. Completely embroidered with pastes, metal thread and Melanex appliqué in silver, gold, yellow, orange and pink, arranged in a palmette pattern on a gauze ground. Slightly flared skirt. Back zip fastening and white silk petticoat which is attached.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1968 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered silk in pastes, metal thread and Melanex

Marks and inscriptions

'CHRISTIAN DIOR PARIS PRINTEMPS-ETE 1968 / MADE IN FRANCE 144050'
Label inside the bodice

Dimensions

Circumference: 790 mm, Circumference: 850 mm, Length: 1390 mm

Object history note

The embroidery of this dress was custom-designed especially for the client

Descriptive line

Long evening dress/sheath in embroidered silk, designed by Marc Bohan for Christian Dior, Paris, 1968

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

L'Officiel, March 1967, p 125

Materials

Silk; Paste gems; Melanex

Techniques

Embroidery

Subjects depicted

Flowers, rosebuds

Categories

Fashion; Evening wear; Formal wear; Women's clothes; Embroidery

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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