Marc Bohan + Christian Dior, 1963

For over three decades, Marc Bohan defined the classic elegance that is Christian Dior. He joined the Christian Dior London line in 1958 + then took over as Creative Director after the departure of Yves Saint Laurent in the Fall of 1960. His early career included stints at Molyneux, Madeleine de Rauch + Jean Patou. Bohan's simple + classic designs were always fashion forward but with a distinct classiness all their own, drawing inspiration from previous decades. Throughout the years, the House of Dior (thanks in large part to Bohan) has maintained an iconic look, constantly borrowing elements from previous collections + refashioning them into something new yet quintessentially "Dior."

Bohan's designs were an instant success with Dior's celebrity clientele including Elizabeth Taylor + Sophia Loren (shown here with Bohan in February, 1963).

The Spring collection from 1963 is no exception to the Dior formula -- the perfect balance between contemporary fashions + classic simplicities.

We are proud to present this beautifully designed example of Marc Bohan's S/S 1963 Christian Dior haute couture collection.

Beautiful Spring/Summer 1963 Marc Bohan for Christian Dior haute couture wool jacket. Exceptionally rare find! Charcoal grey lightweight mottled wool. Classic high rounded neckline, top stitched details, bracelet length sleeves + besom pockets. Fully lined in silk.

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    Alessandro - The Fashion Commentator