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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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A mid-1950s photograph by Willy Maywald of the 1947 ‘Bar’ suit by Christian Dior


A mid-1950s photograph by Willy Maywald of the 1947 'Bar' suit by Christian Dior. Info. View full image

A mid-1950s photograph by Willy Maywald of the 1947 'Bar' suit by Christian Dior.


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