For the next few weeks I will be posting some of my favourite Dior dresses (and suits!), with images taken primarily from the very amazing Christian Dior book put out by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and written by Richard Martin and Harold Koda, photographed by Karin L. Willis, published in 1996.
This week’s post I will be focusing on garments from 1947.
The Chérie Dinner Dress is made of silk taffeta. I love the pleated detailing in the skirt of the dress and the beautifully structured bodice.
The Aladin dinner dress is made of silk satin, and is absolutely beautiful. The Champagne silk satin drapes in such a stunning way and I love the bow detailing on the sleeves. This dress is just dreamy!
The Mystère day coat is just gorgeous! It is made with black wool with moss-green silk taffeta trim at the front. I love the pleats! This day coat makes me wish so hard that I weren’t allergic to wool! I love everything about this coat.
The Eugénie ball gown is beyond words! It is made of pink nylon lace and is just so dreamy! I love the fitted bodice and the gorgeous skirt. Just imagining wearing this dress nearly stops my heart. So beautiful!
And last but not least, a suit I’ve posted about previously…
I couldn’t leave out Dior’s iconic Bar Suit! The jacket itself was made of beige silk shantung. The Day skirt featured in this photograph was actually made in 1969 from a 1947 design was made of black wool.
I hope you all enjoyed this post! Next Sunday I will be sharing Dior garments from 1948. 🙂
Image Credit for this post: Karin L. Willis and the Metropolitan Museum of Art