Christian Dior for Christian Dior SE1956

Röhsska Museum

Röhsska Museum

Summer coat of white woolen cloth woven in plain weave and felted. The back piece and the sleeves are cut in one piece. The coat is double breasted with three large white plastic buttons covered with crushed marble. The two pockets have flaps. Center back is a fold and slit. The coat is sewn both by hand and by machine and has a lining of white silk rips. According to Tony Lewenhaupt the coat is characteristic of its season when Dior showed many wide double-breasted coats over narrow pencil dresses with decorative large buttons on the bodice. Even the color, so-called winter white, was the latest fashion and new for outerwear.

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  • Title: Coat
  • Creator: Christian Dior
  • Creator Birth Date: 1905
  • Creator Death Date: 1957
  • Fashion House: Christian Dior
  • Date Created: 1956
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Provenance: Belonged to Stina Paccini Ohlsson.
  • Type: Coat
  • Photographer: Carl Ander, Röhsska museum
  • Medium: Wool and silk rips