ARCHIVE: 1970s Christian Dior Pink Polka Dot Halter Neck Dress

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1970s Christian Dior pink and white polka dot maxi dress. This is a rare example of a labelled Christian Dior Patron label which indicated that the dress was a bespoke order which could only be ordered by haute couture clients. It's made in a fabulous quality heavyweight silk / linen type fabric and features a polka dot pattern with two sizes of dots. It has a halter neck design although the large fabric bow is actually sewn onto the strap; it skillfully hides the hook and eye fastenings behind the neck. The dress is empire line and is made up of large A-line skirt panels. Fully lined in a quality acetate, there is a great deal of hand finishing throughout the garment. The zip appears to be original and is centre back fastening.

In very good vintage condition; there is a small amount of underarm halo staining which is not immediately noticable and a pinhead brown mark very close to the side seam on the right hand side around the waist point. The hemline appears to have been taken up in the past and then possibly dropped back down to the original length. This has partly left a faint brown 'tide mark' together with a faint black line. None of these very minor faults are easy to spot and not noticeable at all when worn, only when the dress is in hand. Of note, the dress at the original hem length is for someone taller. An individual under 5'5" may need to take this dress back up again.

Bust - 36 in. (91.4 cm)
Waist - 33 in. (83.8 cm)
Hip - 40 in. (101.6 cm)
Length - 61.5 in. (156.2 cm)
Shoulders - FREE


Will you set anything aside for me before I come?

We are happy to find anything you may be interested in from our website - please let us know a week in advance. 

We also have an extensive offline collection. If you let us know your size, style, favourite colour to wear and perhaps your budget, we can browse through our archive in advance of your appointment. 

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Clients may wish to bring modern shapewear when trying on garments from certain eras, especially the 1950s. Vintage clothing was often worn with undergarments that shaped the waist and as such is tailored for them.

We have a huge variety of slip dresses and petticoats to complete your look; many of which are also for sale.

You may also wish to bring your favourite footwear. We often find a classic pair of nude shoes work well when trying on, or a pair in gold or silver.

Do you have a price range?

Many of our lower-priced pieces (under £150) are not available to buy online. Our prices range from £80 - £600 for separates. Dresses start at around £150 and go up to £2,500 for the very best antique pieces and designer vintage. Our bridalwear ranges from £300 - £3,000.

Can I bring anyone with me?

Yes but please do let us know the size of your party in advance.

Where can I get alterations?

We offer some alterations in house. Should you need alterations we cannot provide, we can refer you to one of our tried and trusted tailors.

Do you have an after-care service?

We will advise you on the best way to clean and preserve your vintage pieces and can also recommend trusted local dry cleaners.

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You are free to cancel but please do give us as much notice as possible. If you cancel less than 24 hours before your appointment, you will be invoiced a late cancellation fee of £25.

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Our address is Circa Vintage, 87A Lansdowne Way London SW8 2PB

Upon arrival, buzz the 87A button on the gate or call us 020 7736 5038 to let you in.

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