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Embroidery sample for Christian Dior couture house
(c. 1950)

Medium
cotton, straw, pencil
Measurements
33.5 × 69.2 cm
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
Inscription
printed horizontally in brown ink on white paper stapled to the sample: Rébé / 4444 (4444 written in blue pen)
printed horizontally in brown ink on reverse of white paper stapled to the sample: Opéra 45-36
inscribed in pen on reverse of white paper stapled to the sample: d 3334
inscribed (diagonally) in pencil on reverse of white paper stapled to the sample: Dior
Accession Number
CT3-1993
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by the Balenciaga archives, Paris, 1993
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Pale grey linen ground fabric with pencil out line design and various straws embroidered into the design.