Christian Dior (French, Granville 1905–1957 Montecatini)
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Henry Rogers Benjamin, 1965
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"