1950s Christian Dior Houndstooth Designer Cape and Dress Set

Christian Dior


This example of Christian Dior's early work is quite extraordinary. The New York label was made in America for the American market based on runway designs, and used many Couture standards known to some as Demi-Couture. Excellent, museum quality condition. Remarkable tailored cape and coordinating dress designed in a hounds tooth wool fabric. Knee length dress with front button placket. Black buttons. Long sleeves. Front button cape is molded to the shoulders with an exaggerated collar and a complement to the dress completing this amazing "New Look" suit. The beautiful ensemble, which appears unworn, is lined throughout omitting the sleeves. The panel on the bodice buttons and snaps into place. Tulle lines the panels of the skirt to add slight volume where intended. Side zipper.


Dress - Bust; 34.5in, Waist: 28.5in, Hip: 37.5in

Shoulder Hem Length: 36in, Wrist: 9.5 in

Cape - Shoulder Hem Length: 35in

Dress side seams can be let out 1/2 "

Dress hem can be lengthened 2"

**Note that the buttons show mild patina. Easily replace or recoat but left as is as they are original to the dress. Museum Quality piece.

*All MRS Couture garments have been professionally cleaned and thoroughly checked before shipping, so that they are ready to wear upon arrival.

  • Country of Origin
  • Item #
  • Condition
  • Materials & Techniques
    Wool, Overall, Button, Buttonhole, Collar, Yoke, Zip
  • Size
    Current U.S. Size
    34.5 in. (88 cm)
    28 in. (71 cm)
    37.5 in. (95 cm)
    Total Length
    36 in. (91 cm)
  • Size Chart

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