These vintage Christian Dior leather gloves are a true piece of fashion history. Made by iconic designer of the 20th century, Christian Dior, these kid leather gloves in a soft blush pink tone are still in their original plastic sleeve with an inserted branded tag card. Known for his elegant and feminine forms in the post-war era, by 1953 Dior’s strapless ball gowns with sweeping skirts were part of his signature look. Long evening gloves complemented the stylish and chic look of the time. These gloves do have some discolouration, to be expected with a vintage item that is possibly 70 years old. They look to have been stored all this time in their original plastic sleeve.
Label: Christian Dior
Material: Kid leather
Size: 6 3/4
Length: 38.5cm (15.1 inches) from tip of middle finger to the edge of the glove
About the designer: Christian Dior
Christian Dior (1905-1957) is one of the most significant designers of the 20th century. He is best remembered for his ‘New Look’, creating elegant and feminine lines for women after a period of post WWII austerity. His flowing skirts used up to 50 yards of material. Establishing his couture house in Paris in 1946, he created several silhouette shapes including the H, Y and A lines. In his own words, he created clothes for “flower-like women with rounded shoulders, full feminine busts and hand-span waists above enormous spreading skirts”. In 1953, his ball gowns, with strapless bodice and floor-length, flowing skirts formed part of his signature repertoire. His designs were worn by Princess Grace and Elizabeth Taylor who wore a Christian Dior gown when accepting her Academy Award in 1961.