Christian Dior London by Marc Bohan peach faille evening gown 'Nuit Boreale', Spring-Summer 1963, unlabelled, the bodice with integral tulle corset, curved bands of beading and rhinestone droplets radiating from central silk corsage, bust 92cm, waist 71cm, 28in provenance Gina Lollobrigida, who was photoraphed being fitted for this dress in the London salon by Basil Dearden, 3rd September, 1963. Literature: 'Stars in Dior' by Rizzoli', p. **which accompanied the exhibition held at the Christian Dior Museum, Granville 12th May-23 September 2012 and also 'Dior 60 Years of Style' Thames & Hudson, p169
Three small brown spot stains and an oval watermark approx 2.5cm diam to the skirt front, Rear hem has faint brown discolouration in a wide band. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."