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'Bar' Suit & Hat - Christian Dior

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'Bar' is one of the most important designs from Dior’s first collection. The tight-fitting jacket has padded hips which emphasise the tiny waist. The long pleated wool skirt, backed with cambric, is exceptionally heavy.

The notebook contains a sketch and specifications for the type and quantity of fabric for Dior’s 'Bar' suit. The jacket required 3.7 metres of silk shantung and fastened with five hand-stitched buttons. This information helped Dior to price the design. 'Bar' cost 59,000 francs.

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Bar' Suit & Hat - Christian Dior

Christian Dior (1905-57)

Paris

1947 spring/summer, Ligne Corolle et en Huit (remade by Dior about 1955)

Suit: jacket, silk shantung by Bianchini Férier

Skirt, wool crêpe

Hat: straw

Given by Christian Dior

Museum no. T.376&A, B-1960

 

'Bar' suit and hat by Christian Dior. Silk shantung and wool crêpe. Paris, about 1955. Museum no. T.376&A, B-1960 Info. View full image

'Bar' suit and hat by Christian Dior. Silk shantung and wool crêpe. Paris, about 1955. Museum no. T.376&A, B-1960


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