Friday, April 18, 2014

CoutureGRAM: Dior Silk Gala Dress

Dear readers, I continue my Couturegram series and present another recent find from the web: Dior Gala Dress from Spring 1958 collection. The dress sold for a whopping $16,000 on liveauctioners.com.   The purpose of COUTURERAM posts is as always to learn from great masters of couture. Enjoy!

"Robin's egg blue faille with sweetheart bodice, built-in boned net corset with hooks & eyes, full skirt over ivory silk and seven layer banded crinoline, ivory silk under skirt, self rose and bow at bodice center front and over gathers at either side of hem, back zipper" 

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19 comments:

  1. Wow to the dress and wow to the price! I'm going to go look in my closet right now to see what vintage haute couture may still be lurking in there...(at my age I can't pull off boning anymore.)

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  2. Holy cow!!!!! What a beautiful dress! The details are amazing! I'm not sure what's lovelier- the inside or the outside of the dress!

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  3. Beautiful inside and out! Just curious- what is the purpose of the blue strip that starts at center front. It appears to have a hook and eye that fastens the ends.

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  4. i'm wonderinng about that blue strip too! is it like a waist stay for bust cups?

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    1. You made me write a whole separate post about that blue strap thingy :) check it out,

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  5. Utterly fabulous. Thanks so much.

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  6. I think this is one of the most exquisite gowns I have ever seen. I love the color. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Swoon. Glorious dress. Amazing details. Thank you for sharing!

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  8. this is a beautiful dress to be inspired by by, my, look at that work. It's not often you get to see a couture dress from the inside! You can see why they're so expensive.

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  9. Thank you for this wonderful site!
    In your opinion, how many layers of tissue there he was in the bodice?
    First: outer fabric
    Second: quilted fabric
    Third: lining
    Fourth: elasticated fabric
    Fifth: tulle of organza (?) from the waist.
    Is that fair?
    (Hoping that the translation is good...)
    thank you

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  10. Really really beautiful dress and made like a masterpiece! It's really interesting for me that you share the details :) Thank you.

    Tsveti
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/FlosCaeli?ref=hdr_shop_menu

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