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    • Larry Schodts

      Personally, I'm not a huge follower of women's fashions but when I saw this dress in the Met's, collection, it gave me pause. Such stunning depth in its simplicity. House of Dior (French, founded 1947). "L'Eléphant Blanc." Yves Saint Laurent (French, 1936–2008). spring/summer 1958, French. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1977 (1977.329.5a, b)

    • Dianne Strathern

      "L 'Eléphant Blanc" c.a. S/S 1958, Medium: silk, metallic thread, glass, plastic

    • Folk Dance

      The sudden death of Christian Dior in October of 1957 found control of the prestigious House of Dior in the hands of 21-year-old Yves Saint Laurent. Despite the obvious reservations of the fashion world Saint Laurents first collection was a knock-out. The Spring-Summer collection of 1958 brought about what Time magazine termed the first big change in female fashions since the New Look in 1947. The introduction of the chemise-sack dress, or what Saint Laurent termed the

    • Ellen Mundorf

      #Vintage Yves Saint Laurent "L'Eléphant Blanc". Evening Dress, spring/summer 1958. House of Dior . Designer:Yves Saint Laurent.

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