Haute Couture Fall-Winter 1955, Y line
Soirée brillante was made of champagne silk satin, veiled in gray-blue silk tulle, which was quite different from the original model in pink satin and blue tulle. The entire outfit was embroidered by the House of Rébé, whose embroidery design depicted the motif of a cage.
The preciosity of this dress is characteristic of evening dresses and ball gowns designed by Christian Dior, for whom “a ball gown makes you a radiant woman, full of charm, refinement and femininity.” These ‘dresses of light,’ true works of art, embody the dreams and excesses of the post-war world.
© Laziz Hamani ; Collection Dior Héritage, Paris ; © Sophie Carre ; © Adrien Dirand