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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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Christian Dior's Notebook

1947 spring/summer, Ligne Corolle et en Huit

Christian Dior Archives.


Christian Dior's Notebook. 1947 spring/summer, Ligne Corolle et en Huit. Christian Dior Archives. Info. View full image

Christian Dior's Notebook. 1947 spring/summer, Ligne Corolle et en Huit. Christian Dior Archives.


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