Christian Dior by Marc Bohan Haute Couture Dress, Inner Bodice and Shoes, Spring-Summer 1964
Worn by Dame Olivia de Havilland in the 1964 movie 'Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte'.
Sleeveless dress is made of a green silk chiffon built over a green silk taffeta inner bodice. The main seams of the ensemble are sewn by machine while the inside, finishing stitches are done by hand. The dress is made of layers of silk chiffon sewn onto a layer of fine silk and closed down the center back with a zip and silk satin belt. The inner bodice is heavily boned and closes with hook and eyes down the center back. The matching shoes are made of green silk satin and finished with a woven 'buckle' over each toe.
Inner Bodice Label: Christian Dior / Made in France / Paris / Printemps-Ete 1964.
Haute Couture Unique ID Number: 1096 (inner bodice).
Shoe Label: Souliers / Christian Dior
Dress is unlabelled.
Approximate Flat Measurements Across the Front:
DRESSBust: 17"Waist: 13" Hips: 16"
Length (from underarm): 28"
Length (from underam): 12.5"
Shoe size stamped: 5.5
Condition:The overall condition of the ensemble is good. The exterior of the dress is stable with some discoloration overall and some loose stitching around the underarms. The boned bodice has a loose snap at the center front, which attaches to the dress. There are wear holes near the top where the top of the underwire ends. The hand-stitching that holds the underwire in place is loose. The shoes are worn with discoloration in the green dye and a loose buckle on the left shoe. The stated overall condition of the lot is based on the assumption that the wear is consistent with age and use. As everything is sold 'as is', we suggest that you request a more detailed condition report and additional photo. This can be obtained via the INQUIRE button or by email at email@example.com. Condition is a matter of opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact.