'Bar' Suit & Hat - Christian Dior
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'Bar' is one of the most important designs from Diors 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 Diors '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.
Bar' Suit & Hat - Christian Dior
Christian Dior (1905-57)
1947 spring/summer, Ligne Corolle et en Huit (remade by Dior about 1955)
Suit: jacket, silk shantung by Bianchini Férier
Skirt, wool crêpe
Given by Christian Dior
Museum no. T.376&A, B-1960