1980s Christian Dior Blue Silk Dress

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This 1980s French demi couture column dress is composed of swathes of blue chiffon silk, brought together with numerous haute couture stitching. It was purchased as a Dior and certainly has all the whole marks of high-end Dior boutique construction or Patron label. We have sold many pieces by the House over the years and although unlabelled, we are confident of the construction and pedigree.

This is an ethereal, masterfully layered dress that commences with a full-length, princess-seamed sheath dress. This bottom layer is sleeveless. Over laying this sheath dress is a full length, faux cape that cascades from the shoulder seams and crosses over the back to make up the second layer. Finalising this sequence of layers is an asymmetric train that again, travels the full length of the dress from the left shoulder. Due to the dress being made up of both the sheath dress and this overlapping wrap, there are two zips.

This dress has been exquisitely designed to allow the wearer an incredibly, weightless, layered look without adding bulk. The dress is beautifully lined in silk and is a piece of skilled couture whilst Marc Bohan was at the helm of Dior. The sleeves are gently tapered and finished with buttoned cuffs.

Very good to excellent vintage condition overall. There are no significant marks or issues and the dress has clearly only been worn once or twice in its lifetime. If we are being extremely picky, there is the tiniest bit of colour fade on one of the shoulders but it's not perceptible when worn and can actually be covered by styling the train as a wrap. There are similar examples of Bohan's work on the runway which do just that. Best fit for up to a UK 8-10 or US 4-6.

Bust - 32 in. (81.3 cm)
Waist - 29 in. (73.7 cm)
Hip - 35 in. (88.9 cm)
Min. Length - 57.5 in. (146 cm)
Max. Length - 70 in. (178 cm)
Shoulders - 18 in. (43.7 cm)