Dress and sandals, womens, silk / leather, designed by John Galliano for Christian Dior, France / [Italy], 1997
Dress, yellow silk damask with grey/blue spots, short, lingerie style, with cheongsam bodice, cap sleeves and mandarin collar. Cross over front closure from neck to breast and down sides with covered buttons and loops. Grey/blue lace trim around hem, around sleves, across front closure, right side of collar and in a section inset diagonally across shoulder blades. Labelled "Christian Dior / BOUTIQUE / PARIS"
Sandals, womens, uppers constructed in mauve suede, with stiletto heel and pointed toe. Low vamp with a narrow strap across instep at front and one across instep at top of vamp with closures of narrow mauve ribbon. Back of uppers extends up along Achilles heel and is topped with band around ankle with closures of narrow mauve ribbon. These ribbons end with gold tassels, which are repeated in mauve on vamp. Shoe is decorated with mauve braid of ribbon in knots and bows, which borders all edges. Lined with mauve leather. Sock of mauve stamped in gold "Christian Dior / PARIS ". Leather sole stamped underneath with "MADE / IN / ITALY / 11 1/2"
Dress: Inside back left neck, white fabric label with black machine embroidered lettering "Christian / Dior / BOUTIQUE / PARIS". Also white fabric lape sewn under label with handwritten black and red biro "7H - 18 - 06 - 0340/314"
Sandals: Leather label on sock, stamped in gold 'Christian / Dior / PARIS". Sole stamped "MADE / IN / ITALY / 11 1/2"