Christian Dior Cocktail Dress, "Rococo," Worn by Elizabeth Parke Firestone, 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 created a design drawing of this dress in red--a favorite color choice in his clothing line. Firestone preferred blue.

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 created a design drawing of this dress in red--a favorite color choice in his clothing line. Firestone preferred blue.

Artifact

Cocktail dress

Date Made

1957

Creators

Christian Dior (Firm) 

Place of Creation

France, Paris 

 On Exhibit

On Loan - Denver Art Museum

Object ID

89.492.539

Credit

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

Material

Silk (Textile)
Faille
Net (Textile)
Organza
Horsehair

Color

Blue
Cream (Color)

Inscriptions

Christian Dior label: CHRISTIAN DIOR / AUTOMNE-HIVER 1957 / 090226

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