Dior – Soiree romantique

Soiree Romantique - a fall/winter day-dress by Dior on display at Glenbow Museum

Soiree Romantique – a fall/winter day-dress by Dior on display at Glenbow Museum

I wasn’t sure if I liked Soiree Romantique – a ribbon covered dress or not, but I decided to take photos of it all the same… It’s from the Fall/Winter 1955 collection.

There was a digital display with information about each of the outfits. For this one, the display says (left to right)

Digital display for Soiree Romantique

Digital display for Soiree Romantique

“Above: The extensive use of ribbon supports the historic French ribbon-making industry. Velvet gives weight to the light tulle, with:

  • 306 meters of velvet ribbon
  • 174 velvet ribbon tabs
  • 6 rows of velvet ribbon
  • 6 widths of velvet ribbon

Below: The calibrated rows of ribbon and beading accentuate a small waist and young figure.

Above: Rows of sequins are outlined with blue metallic embroidered thread, then applied with blue velvet ribbon. Sequins are scattered over the entire tule ground of the dress.

Digital display for Soiree Romantique

Digital display for Soiree Romantique

 

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

Digital display for Soiree Romantique

Digital display for Soiree Romantique

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