1960s Vintage Evening Gown by Christian Dior in Maroon Velvet
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
Label: Christian Dior New York Inc.
Retail Label: Holt Renfrew
Color: Maroon Red
Description: Designer vintage 1960s evening gown bearing the Christian Dior New York label. Dress is made in a deep maroon red toned velvet. Sleeveless long form with slight taper to the bottom. Dress has a high neckline in the front and a low scoop in the back. Bottom of the dress has a 16 1/2” slit at the back. Fastens with a metal zipper at the back. Lined in silk organza. Hand sewn.
Sizing: No size is indicated, but it should fit a medium size - please rely on the following measurements for fit:
- Bust: 36” around, taken under the arms
- Waist: 32” around
- Hips: 38” around
- Hemline: 42” around
- Overall length: 56"
About the Designer: Dresses with the New York label were prêt–à–porter and were designed by Christian Dior until his death (1958), then by Yves St Laurent during 1959 and 1960 and Marc Bohan in 1961. Subsequent to this, the designs were subcontracted to various other designers. This particular New York label was in use between 1961 and 1963, so it is possible that it was designed by Marc Bohan, but it could also have been designed by an unnamed designer (info courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild).
- Clean with no wear, tear or staining.
- Dress would benefit from a professional steaming as I was unable to get rid of all of the creasing and there appear to be a few small spots where the velvet is matted - marks will hopefully disappear with a professional treatment, but they are quite small and insignificant in any case.