Christian Dior (French, Granville 1905–1957 Montecatini)
Gift of Mrs. Byron C. Foy, 1953
Not on view
"Next to his work as a fashion designer Christian loves his weekly `return to the land,'"wrote biographers Elie Raboudrin and Alice Chavane of Dior's avidity for gardening. Roses on chiffon are necessarily indistinct, like the nineteenth-century chinés, but Dior, the man passionate for flowers and fashion, could likely identify each with utmost clarity, rendered in different states of maturity.
Marking: [label] "Christian Dior, Paris/Made in France"