Evening dress

Design House House of Dior French
Designer Christian Dior French

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Exemplifying Dior's faultless minimalism of 1955, this simple black column, contrasting matte velvet against satin, anticipates a form of evening dress that has continued to the present. The stability of the off-the-shoulder neckline is accomplished by the hand shaping of the fabric rather than by any rigid understructure.

Evening dress, House of Dior (French, founded 1946), silk, French

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