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House of Dior (French, founded 1947). Dress, Dinner. Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957). French, spring/summer 1952. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Byron C. Foy, 1955 (C.I.55.76.10a–c)
Alberta Ferretti's dark purple tulle sleeveless scoop neck dress has gold sequin and bead embellishment throughout front. This dress has a layered skirt, ruched shoulder straps, gathered detail at sides and back, a sheer panel below neckline, a visible interior padded corset lining with a hook fastening bodice and concealed press stud fastenings along side. Wow.