House of Dior (French, founded 1947), Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957). “Junon” Dress, autumn/winter 1949–50, Haute Couture. Machine–sewn, hand–finished pale green silk faille and taffeta foundation, hand–sewn pale blue silk tulle embroidered with opalescent sequins, hand–applique of forty–five hand–cut pale blue silk tulle and horsehair petals, hand–embroidered with opalescent, blue, green, and orange gelatin sequins. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope.

House of Dior (French, founded 1947), Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957). “Junon” Dress, autumn/winter 1949–50, Haute Couture. Machine–sewn, hand–finished pale green silk faille and taffeta foundation, hand–sewn pale blue silk tulle embroidered with opalescent sequins, hand–applique of forty–five hand–cut pale blue silk tulle and horsehair petals, hand–embroidered with opalescent, blue, green, and orange gelatin sequins. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope.

1956 Model in lovely white organdy dress adorned with white grosgrain ribbons by Christian Dior

1956 Model in lovely white organdy dress adorned with white grosgrain ribbons by Christian Dior

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