Christian Dior (French, Granville 1905–1957 Montecatini)
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Svetlana K. Lloyd, 1965
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.