A stunning early Christian Dior black pencil skirt suit dating to 1950~ give or take a year. Made in England from an original Christian Dior design. Harrod's Ltd. London label at the front below the waist. Gorgeous, crisp, tightly woven black wool. Hand finished. Jacket has a stole neckline.
Weighted (2 weights) at the back and has three large (1 3/8") black bakelite buttons ~ the top one differs and I believe the bottom two are original. Pencil skirt is slit at the rear. There are four darts at the front and two at the rear - closes with black over silver metal zipper and hook-and-eye at the rear. Both pieces lined in black viscose.
Measurements taken fully closed:
Jacket: Bust 34"; Waist 29"; Hips (measured across bottom) 39"; Length 20" measured shoulder at the edge of the neckline; Sleeve 10" under arm, 18" from neckline at the top; 10 1/2" across neckline.
Skirt: Waist 25"; Hips 38"; Length 26 1/2"; usable hem allowance 2"
Condition: Very good. Alteration to the skirt; 1 1/2" of open seam above the rear slit; small mend next to the slit (pictured); buttons mismatched. Otherwise excellent. Dry cleaned at our organic cleaners.
Jacket: Christian Dior-London Ltd. U.K. Regd. Modele Original Made in England Dior 33925- (stamped)
Harrod's Ltd London
ca 1950 Christian Dior London Wool Suit Modele Original No. 33925