This Dior skirt suit is constructed in a high quality wool in that perfect navy blue that Christian Dior always fascinated: “Among all colours, navy blue is the only one which can ever compete with black, it has all the same qualities,” he said once. The fabric has enough weight to it to take advantage of its slightly sculptural qualities while still remaining light weight when on. It is lined in deep blue silk. A perfect piece for the office or daytime events in a wearable size.
The jacket has a slightly fitted cut, notched lapels, long sleeves with a two button cuff, one breast pocket on the left side, two lower front pockets that are sculpted to diagonal design (all functional) and closes at the front. The original label has the registered couture number 25535 and the fabric tag behind. You could easily wear the jacket on its own, teamed with tailored trousers for a sleek office look.
The matching skirt is just below the knee, has a simple, straight cut with a center back vent and no waistband. It closes in the center back with a hidden painted metal zip and an inner button at waist.
PLEASE NOTE: This suit is from Marc Bohan's last collection for the house of Dior. After designing 30 years for the French couture house he was replaced by Gianfranco Ferré whose first collection was the one for Autumn/Winter 1989.
Excellent vintage condition.
Shoulders: 42 cm – 16.5" (seam to seam)
Bust: 100 cm – 39.4"
Waist: 98 cm – 38.6"
Sleeve length: 55 cm – 21.7"
Length: 58 cm – 22.8"
Waist: 86 cm – 33.8"
Hips: 108 cm – 42.5"
Length: 60 cm – 23.6"
Measurements are taken flat and then doubled for bust, waist and hips.
Approximate Modern Sizes: Germany 42 / UK 16 / USA 12