Help us bring life to art, and art to lives. Make a donation.

close-button
Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Evening dress

Design House:
House of Dior (French, founded 1947)
Designer:
Christian Dior (French, Granville 1905–1957 Montecatini)
Date:
fall/winter 1957
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Henry Rogers Benjamin, 1965
Accession Number:
2009.300.366
Not on view
Throughout his career, Christian Dior produced gowns which were worn by women in the public eye, from royals to First Ladies to Hollywood stars. If a woman wanted a gown that was both fashionable, attractive and unfailingly "correct," she sought out Dior. This gown, from Dior's final collection, demonstrates his feminine and regal design sensibility, from the floor-length full skirt to the turned back collar that would grace the wearer's collarbone and three-quarter length sleeves that allowed her to show off her jewelry.
Marking: Label: "Automne-Hiver 1957/Christian Dior/Paris/Made in France/90891"
Related Objects

Clutch

Artist: House of Dior (French, founded 1947) Date: 1950s Medium: cotton, Lucite, rhinestones Accession: 2000.454.2 On view in:Not on view

Evening dress

Artist: Attributed to House of Dior (French, founded 1947) Date: ca. 1959 Medium: cotton, silk, plastic Accession: 1997.331.1 On view in:Not on view

Suit

Artist: House of Dior (French, founded 1947) Date: 1960–62 Medium: wool Accession: 1995.206.13a–c On view in:Not on view

Cocktail ensemble

Artist: House of Dior (French, founded 1947) Date: 1950–54 Medium: silk Accession: 1995.206.12a–c On view in:Not on view

Pumps

Artist: House of Dior (French, founded 1947) Date: late 1950s Medium: leather Accession: 1995.468.7a, b On view in:Not on view