Dior – Audacieuse

Audacieuse, a day dress by Dior on display at the Glenbow Museum.

Audacieuse, a day dress by Dior on display at the Glenbow Museum.

Another of the dresses I really liked from the Dior exhibit at the Glenbow Museum was Audacieuse – a four-piece day-dress from the spring/summer 1955 “A” line. The outfit includes a corset petticoat combination, skirt, and two tops.

Afternoon and evening dresses from Dior, in the Glenbow exhibit

Afternoon and evening dresses from Dior, in the Glenbow exhibit

The display says:

Christian Dior took inspiration from 19th century fashions and offered designs with multiple parts for different occasions. This two-piece dress has bodices for late afternoon and evening, both with vertical seams for shaping. The signature boned corset configures the torso and is aided by an attached petticoat with pleats, darts, and rows of nylon horsehair.

The bodices and skirt are made of silk faille, while the corset and petticoat are made of “cotton net, metal bones, silk/nylon petticoat, nylon crinoline”. I suspect that this means that the corset is made of cotton net with metal boning, while the petticoat is made of silk and nylon.

Audacieuse, a day dress by Dior on display at the Glenbow Museum.

Audacieuse, a day dress by Dior on display at the Glenbow Museum.

See more photos from this exhibit by clicking the Dior tag.

Audacieuse, a day dress by Dior on display at the Glenbow Museum.

Audacieuse, a day dress by Dior on display at the Glenbow Museum.

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