1968 Christian Dior Haute Couture Floral Lattice Lace Mod Dress Original Design

Marc Bohan


Truly Couture and intricate floral dress designed by Marc Bohan for a New York artist and philanthropist that was considered Rockefeller's favorite grandchild*. A true lover of the art of fashion and friend of Dior and other designers such as Madame Gres and Yves Saint Laurent, the gown's owner treated each piece designed for her as if it belonged in a museum, including keeping each original sketch (croquis) and fabric swatch. We have decided that the two items (the dress and the art) must be sold together as the dress was originally conceived and ultimately executed.

The dress hits just above the knee, has long sleeves and a high but loose mock turtleneck collar. The dress consists of a dress layer organza fabric topped by and hand sewn to a deep blue floral lattice lace. The sheer fabric peeks out from under the lace at the collar, sleeves, and hem. The dress' waist is accented by a blue gross grain ribbon with a bow at the front, topped by a white, organza rose. Lined with a silk slip hand sewn and attached with thread chains. Such art!

Beautiful Bonus: The ninth image displays the design's illustration s as well as a fabric sample of the flower lace and is in and of itself a piece of art worth of hanging in a museum!

* For further information on the original owner please contact us.
  • Country of Origin
  • Condition
  • Materials & Techniques
    Silk. Mostly sewn by hand. Haute Couture.
  • Size
    34 Inches
    27 Inches
    35 Inches
    Total Length
    35 Inches
  • Size Chart

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