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(440 Lots)

by Skinner


440 lots

December 16, 1999

The Heritage on the Garden

63 Park Plaza

Boston, MA, 02116 USA

Phone: +1 617 350 5400

Fax: +1 617 350 5429

Email: info@skinnerinc.com

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Lot 1: Christian Dior Black Evening Gown, late 1950s Black velvet floor-length evening gown, strapless fitted bodice with 2 1/2-inch grosgrain band extending horizontally around bust, grosgrain band at dropped waistline with bow to left side, full skirt

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Description: Christian Dior Black Evening Gown, late 1950s Black velvet floor-length evening gown, strapless fitted bodice with 2 1/2-inch grosgrain band extending horizontally around bust, grosgrain band at dropped waistline with bow to left side, full skirt with three rows of grosgrain extending from hem to knee, bodice lined in chiffon, skirt has taffeta lining, net crinoline, and chiffon layer, labeled "Christian Dior-New York" at skirt side seam, and "G. Fox, The Specialty Shop" at neckline. 34in. bust, 27in. waist, 34in. hips, size

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Lot 2: Christian Dior Lace Cocktail Dress, 1950s Strapless tea-length dress bodice of black chantilly lace over ivory satin with sweetheart neckline, black silk taffeta cummerbund wraps around to tie at front waist over accordion-pleated taffeta skirt,

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Description: Christian Dior Lace Cocktail Dress, 1950s Strapless tea-length dress bodice of black chantilly lace over ivory satin with sweetheart neckline, black silk taffeta cummerbund wraps around to tie at front waist over accordion-pleated taffeta skirt, boned interior bodice, labeled "Christian Dior-New York Original" at waist, (light soil on skirt and interior). 32in. bust, 23 112in. waist, 30in. hips, size 2-4

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Lot 3: Christian Dior Periwinkle Blue Cocktail Dress, mid-1950s Periwinkle blue silk taffeta cocktail dress with round neckline, short sleeves, and full skirt, large bow at center front bodice with fringed ends hanging below waist, chiffon lining, labeled

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Description: Christian Dior Periwinkle Blue Cocktail Dress, mid-1950s Periwinkle blue silk taffeta cocktail dress with round neckline, short sleeves, and full skirt, large bow at center front bodice with fringed ends hanging below waist, chiffon lining, labeled "Christian Dior-New York" and " Bergdorf Goodman on the Plaza" at skirt seam. 38in. bust, 28in. waist, 36in. hips, size 8-10

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Lot 4: Christian Dior Black Lace Cocktail Dress, early 1960s Silver silk strapless fitted knee-length under dress with black chantilly lace overdress, overdress has ruffled V- neck, long sheer sleeves with ruffled cuffs, and open skirt with ruffled hem,

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Description: Christian Dior Black Lace Cocktail Dress, early 1960s Silver silk strapless fitted knee-length under dress with black chantilly lace overdress, overdress has ruffled V- neck, long sheer sleeves with ruffled cuffs, and open skirt with ruffled hem, black satin belt at waist with center front bow, black organdy lining, labeled "Christian Dior-New York" at back. 34in. bust, 25in. waist, 33in. hips, size 4-6

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Lot 5: Pierre Balmain Black Velvet and Tulle Evening Dress, 1950s Black silk velvet floor-length dress with fitted silhouette and sweetheart neckline with spaghetti straps, silk velvet extends to knees and is adorned with large circular velvet flowers,

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Description: Pierre Balmain Black Velvet and Tulle Evening Dress, 1950s Black silk velvet floor-length dress with fitted silhouette and sweetheart neckline with spaghetti straps, silk velvet extends to knees and is adorned with large circular velvet flowers, flaring black tulle skirt extends from knees to floor, labeled " Boutique Balmain Paris" at waistline. 34in. bust, 27in. waist, 36in. hips, size 6

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