Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Christian Dior 1965

Fittings for an haute couture dress can be a full time job. You have to fly to Paris, if you are not living there, at least three times to be fitted for one dress.

In 1965, women from around the world's fashion capitals started wearing short skirts and pants. London was swinging. If one is in the midst of a cultural revolution, you just do not have the time to be fitted for an haute couture dress! But, of course, that does not mean that you do not want a couture dress. Even during a revolution, you want to look good.

This Marc Bohan for Christian Dior beautifully cut heavy crepe gown is from the London boutique. It is a simple black sheath from the front, beautifully tailored, and when you turn around, the back, deeply cut, is dramatic and glamorous. Bows have been a constant and familiar theme beginning with Christian Dior himself, Yves Saint Laurent when he designed for the house of Dior, continuing to the present with John Gallianos's extravagant and inflated bows.

Coco Chanel said about the black dress, "I imposed black; it's still going strong today, for black wipes out everything else around." At RARE vintage, we could not agree with her more!

Please note that the gown is full length unless you are 6' like our mannequin.

Circa 1965 Marc Bohan for the house of Christian Dior black crepe gown. Size 6.

For more information about this item please email info@rarevintageinc.com or call (212) 581 7273

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