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"Vilmiron"

Design House:
House of Dior (French, founded 1947)
Designer:
Christian Dior (French, Granville 1905–1957 Montecatini)
Date:
spring/summer 1952
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk, nylon
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Byron C. Foy, 1955
Accession Number:
C.I.55.76.20a–g
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 962
The designer set exacting tasks for his embroiderer, Rebé. The embroidery is set in a nuanced spacing of elements with the densest application at the waist, thinning as it falls away to the hem. This seemingly organic application, simulating a diminishment in nature, is further enhanced by Rebé's repertoire of embroidery stitches to create a dimensionality of the surface. The effect is optically then like a meadow's variegation.
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