Christian Dior (French, Granville 1905–1957 Montecatini)
silk, cotton, metallic thread, fur
Gift of Mrs. Byron C. Foy, 1956
Not on view
Dior frequently used the strapless gown as the basis from which to create alterable effects modifiable by the use of jackets and stoles. Here, a half-jacket (literally two armholes and a capelet) transforms the bodice of the gown. The embroidery is a typical couture flourish, obliterating the separate pattern pieces through camouflage of the seaming.