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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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Detail of the 'Bar' suit jacket by Christian Dior

Silk shantung, and wool crêpe

Paris

Remade by Dior about 1955

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


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

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


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