Christian Dior Afternoon Dress, Worn by Elizabeth Parke Firestone, 1953

Summary

Elizabeth Parke Firestone, wife of tire magnate Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., cultivated a refined sense of fashion through years of interest in clothing design and collaboration with world-renowned couturiers. Firestone favored New York and Paris design houses, like Christian Dior, to meet her high fashion standards. During the 1950s she was named one of the "Best Dressed Women in the World."

Elizabeth Parke Firestone, wife of tire magnate Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., cultivated a refined sense of fashion through years of interest in clothing design and collaboration with world-renowned couturiers. Firestone favored New York and Paris design houses, like Christian Dior, to meet her high fashion standards. During the 1950s she was named one of the "Best Dressed Women in the World."

Artifact

Dress (Garment)

Date Made

1953

Creators

Christian Dior (Firm) 

Place of Creation

France, Paris 

 On Exhibit

On Loan - Ohio State University

Object ID

89.492.624

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mrs. Harvey Firestone, Jr.

Material

Silk (Textile)
Wool (Textile)

Technique

Machine sewing (Technique)

Color

Gray (Color)
Blue
Navy blue

Inscriptions

Dress label: CHRISTIAN DIOR/PARIS/33795/PRINTEMPS ETC 1953/MADE IN FRANCE

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