The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Beauty is timeless. This is definitely true for the most beautiful pieces of Christian Dior at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Check it out! Amazing work and still amazing!

“Chambord”

House of Dior  (French, founded 1947)

Designer:
Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957)
Date:
fall/winter 1954–55
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk, simulated pearls, beads, sequins, rhinestones, plastic
Dimensions:
Length at CB: 54 in. (137.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Byron C. Foy, 1957
Accession Number:
C.I.57.29.5

“Venus”

House of Dior  (French, founded 1947)

Designer:
Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957)
Date:
fall/winter 1949–50
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk, sequins, rhinestones, simulated pearls
Dimensions:
(a) Length at CB: 4 in. (10.2 cm) (b) Length at CB: 49 in. (124.5 cm) (c) Overall: 1 1/2 x 5 in. (3.8 x 12.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Byron C. Foy, 1953
Accession Number:
C.I.53.40.7a–e

House of Dior  (French, founded 1947)

Designer:
Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957)
Date:
fall/winter 1949–50
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk, sequins, rhinestones, simulated pearls
Dimensions:
(a) Length at CB: 4 in. (10.2 cm) (b) Length at CB: 49 in. (124.5 cm) (c) Overall: 1 1/2 x 5 in. (3.8 x 12.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Byron C. Foy, 1953
Accession Number:
C.I.53.40.7a–e

Dress, Evening

House of Dior  (French, founded 1947)

Designer:
Yves Saint Laurent (French (born Algeria) Oran 1936–2008 Paris)
Date:
fall/winter 1958–59
Culture:
French
Medium:
nylon, rhinestones (strass), simulated pearls
Dimensions:
Length at CB: 34 1/2 in. (87.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1959
Accession Number:
C.I.59.42

Scarf

House of Dior  (French, founded 1947)

Date:
1950s–60s
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk, plastic, rhinestone
Dimensions:
Total Length: 170 in. (431.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Renfield, in memory of Beatrice Renfield, 2004
Accession Number:
2004.64.11
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~ by Colorful Soul on 01/22/2012.

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