Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Coatdress

Design House:
House of Dior (French, founded 1947)
Designer:
Christian Dior (French, Granville 1905–1957 Montecatini)
Date:
1957
Culture:
French
Medium:
wool
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Svetlana K. Lloyd, 1965
Accession Number:
2009.300.367
Not on view
Christian Dior included a coat dress in his fall-winter line for 1947 and returned to the form ten years later to produce this design for what would be his last collection. Here, the designer used a wide pleated band to elongate the waist, and a row of large buttons as a focal point for the front of the dress. This garment, as well as two others, were given to the Brooklyn Museum collection by one of Dior's former models.
Marking: Unlabeled
Tape label: "6735/Kassinor"
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