Christian Dior Fashion Design Drawing with Fabric Swatches, "Rococo," 1957

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. Paris designer Christian Dior presented her this design drawing of a dress in red-- a favorite color choice in his clothing line. Firestone, who preferred blue, requested the dress in a deep midnight shade.

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. Paris designer Christian Dior presented her this design drawing of a dress in red-- a favorite color choice in his clothing line. Firestone, who preferred blue, requested the dress in a deep midnight shade.

Artifact

Fashion design drawing

Date Made

1957

Subject Date

1957

Creators

Christian Dior (Firm) 

Place of Creation

France, Paris 

Collection Title

Firestone Family Papers 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

89.492.1697.61

Credit

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

Material

Vellum (Paper)
Cloth
Gouache (Paint)
India ink (Ink)
Silk (Textile)
Taffeta

Technique

Drawing (Image-making)
Watercolor painting (Technique)

Color

Red
Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 12.5 in

Width: 8.5 in

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