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Christian Dior Afternoon Dress, Worn by Elizabeth Parke Firestone, 1953

Christian Dior1953

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

Elizabeth Parke Firestone, wife of tire magnate Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., cultivated a refined sense of fashion through years of interest in clothing design and collaboration with world-renowned couturiers. Firestone favored New York and Paris design houses, like Christian Dior, to meet her high fashion standards. During the 1950s she was named one of the "Best Dressed Women in the World."

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  • Title: Christian Dior Afternoon Dress, Worn by Elizabeth Parke Firestone, 1953
  • Creator: Christian Dior (Firm)
  • Date Created: 1953
  • Location: France, Paris
  • Subject Keywords: Firestone, Elizabeth Parke, 1897-1990, Christian Dior Spring-Summer 1953, Dresses (Garments), Skirts (Garments), Bodices, Women's clothing, Clothing
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Dress (Garment)
  • Object ID: 89.492.624
  • Image ID: THF29134
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mrs. Harvey Firestone, Jr.

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