'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.
Detail of the 'Bar' suit jacket by Christian Dior
Silk shantung, and wool crêpe
Remade by Dior about 1955
Museum no. T.376&A, B-1960