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"Claro"

Design House:
House of Dior (French, founded 1947)
Designer:
Christian Dior (French, Granville 1905–1957 Montecatini)
Date:
fall/winter 1957–58
Culture:
French
Medium:
wool
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rogers Benjamin, 1965
Accession Number:
C.I.65.14.18a–c
Not on view

With this ensemble, Dior posed a layered repudiation of his own New Look silhouette. The coat, of an exaggerated blockiness, was to be worn over a tubular dress that ignored the waist and barely acknowledged the bust and hipline. A decade after his innovation, Dior was resolutely denouncing the elements that for so long had constituted his work.

Marking: [label] (a) Christian Dior - Paris - Made in France/Automne-Hiver 1957/#90888
(on linen tape under coat label) Veste Claro
[label] (b) Christian Dior - Paris - Made in France/Automne-Hiver 1957/#90889
[label] (c) [on linen tape] #99.889 Claro
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