Note by Elizabeth Parke Firestone regarding Her Christian Dior Dress for the Reopening of Vienna Opera House, November 1955

Summary

Elizabeth Parke Firestone's refined sense of fashion reflected years of interest in clothing design and collaboration with world-renowned couturiers. She often appeared in fashion and society magazines. In 1955, Firestone proudly noted that the custom Christian Dior gown she had worn for the reopening of the Vienna Opera House "was the only one mentioned in all the Paris papers."

Elizabeth Parke Firestone's refined sense of fashion reflected years of interest in clothing design and collaboration with world-renowned couturiers. She often appeared in fashion and society magazines. In 1955, Firestone proudly noted that the custom Christian Dior gown she had worn for the reopening of the Vienna Opera House "was the only one mentioned in all the Paris papers."

Artifact

Note

Date Made

November 1955

Subject Date

November 1955

Collection Title

Firestone Family Papers 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

89.492.1697.21

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Handwriting
Printing (Process)

Color

Blue
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 5.5 in

Width: 4.188 in

Inscriptions

Text: "NOV. REPORTS IN PARIS PAPERS OF THE REOPENING OF THE OPERA HOUSE IN VIENNA-- MY GOWN MADE BY DIOR WAS THE ONLY ONE MENTIONED IN ALL THE PARIS PAPERS"

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