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Letter from Elizabeth Parke Firestone to Christian Dior (Through Marguerite Carre), September 20, 1955

Firestone, Elizabeth Parke, 1897-19901955-09-20

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

Elizabeth Parke Firestone's refined sense of fashion reflected years of interest in clothing design and collaboration with world-renowned couturiers. For the 1955 Vienna Opera House reopening, Firestone requested a custom gown from the design house of Christian Dior. The finished product was indeed "something extra special." Firestone's blue-grey ball gown with metallic embroidery and iridescent rhinestones was featured in Paris newspapers and LIFE magazine.

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  • Title: Letter from Elizabeth Parke Firestone to Christian Dior (Through Marguerite Carre), September 20, 1955
  • Creator: Firestone, Elizabeth Parke, 1897-1990
  • Date Created: 1955-09-20
  • Location: Austria, Vienna, France, Paris
  • Subject Keywords: Dior, Christian, 1905-1957, Carre, Marguerite, Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna State Opera, Evening dresses (Garments), Fashion design, Fashion designers, Letters (Correspondence), Commissions (Permissions)
  • Type: Documents
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Letter (Correspondence)
  • Object ID: 89.492.1697.13
  • Image ID: THF120740
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mrs. Harvey Firestone, Jr.

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