Date: c. 1967
Fabric: Nylon tulle
Brand: Christian Dior
A bra made of nylon tulle and trimmed with ribbonslot lace and a satin bow at the centre front. The four part cups give a lifted and lightly rounded silhouette to the bustline. The bra lacks underwires, but has narrow steel bones support the side seams of the garment. Elastic shoulder straps are adjustable with enamelled metal components, and the garment fastens at the rear with an enamelled metal hook.
This garment was designed with the house of Dior led by Marc Bohan, who was the creative director at Dior between 1960 and 1989. He succeeded Yves Saint Laurent and was the second designer to head the house after Christian Dior’s death. Similar garments are held in The Metropolitan Museum Of Art’s collection here and here.
From the collection of Karolina Laskowska