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"Quiproquo"

Design House:
House of Dior (French, founded 1947)
Designer:
Christian Dior (French, Granville 1905–1957 Montecatini)
Date:
1951
Culture:
French
Medium:
(a-c) silk (d) leather
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Byron C. Foy, 1953
Accession Number:
C.I.53.40.38a–d
Not on view
Dior’s evolving silhouette of the 1940s and 1950s was a function of the Western tradition. He acknowledged, however, a fascination with the East in terms of ornamentation, especially calligraphy expropriated from Asian script.
Marking: [label] "Christian Dior, Paris/Made in France"
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Wordrobe," September 3, 1997–November 23, 1997.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Orientalism: Visions of the East in Western Dress," December 8, 1994–March 19, 1995.

State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. "Dior: Couturier du Rêve," April 26, 2011–July 30, 2011.

Musée des Arts Décoratifs. "Les Années Dior," July 3, 2017–January 7, 2018.

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