suit

Diorling



suit

Diorling

Summary

2 piece suit in wool/silk mixture, discharge printed with stylised trailing flowers and stems in white on a black ground; short boxy jacket, single breasted fastening with 4 black circular buttons, turn-down collar and revers in white; matching short A-line skirt; both lined white acetate; woven label, Diorling by Christian Dior London, 12811. The suit was worn by a Mrs Xena Franklin who had a long association with couture, having been dressed by Worth of London when a young woman and having known well one of the vendeuse at Dior, London. After the war her husband was based at the British Embassy in Paris and she was lent dresses by Lanvin, Schiaparelli and Dior for formal functions, and then allowed to buy them at the end of the season. She got married in Jacques Fath.


Object Name

suit

Creators Name

Diorling

Date Created

1970-1975

Dimensions

L (jacket): 60cm
waist: 59

accession number

2009.117

Collection Group

costume
womenswear

Place of creation

London

Medium

Legal

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