Art/ Collection/ Art Object

"Cecil Beaton"

Design House:
House of Dior (French, founded 1947)
Designer:
Christian Dior (French, Granville 1905–1957 Montecatini)
Date:
spring/summer 1951
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk, cotton
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Byron C. Foy, 1953
Accession Number:
C.I.53.40.25a–c
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"
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