1970s Christian Dior Red Silk Chiffon Gown With Bow Detail

This sensational demi couture 1970s red silk chiffon evening gown is by iconic brand Christian Dior when celebrated designer Marc Bohan was at the helm. This show stopping piece is comprised of a silk lined chiffon slip and floor length chiffon overlay with a sweeping train and is every bit a red carpet gown. The slip is a simple cut with a small V neckline at the front, and deep plunging V at the reverse. The overlay is a single stretch of chiffon with a singular seam at the centre reverse, artfully draped around the shoulders to form an Art Deco style cape with full batwing style sleeves which taper dramatically towards the floor. The dainty cuffs are tapered to the wrist and secure with a single button on each side. The generous fabric is gathered symmetrically either side of the neckline and stitched into the slip at the centre bust where it is arranged into a chiffon bow. The chiffon falls away following its own natural line into soft symmetrical folds. It is stitched at the reverse of the gown into the plunging V of the slip, elegantly revealing the back and shoulders. The results are breathtaking. There is a concealed zip fastening at the reverse below the waistline which secures at the top with a hook and eye. This magnificent piece is of superb quality, in excellent vintage condition and absolutely guaranteed to turn heads. We recommend the dress would best suit a US size 4-6, UK size 8-10.

BUST - 36in. (91.4 cm)
WAIST - 30in. (76.2 cm)
HIP - 40in. ( 101.6cm)
LENGTH - 71in. (180 cm)
SHOULDERS - 16in. (40 cm)


Marc Bohan was head of Dior from 1961 through to the 1989 following Dior's death and is extolled for revolutionising and sustaining the popularity and eminence of the brand during this period with the introduction of ready to wear, Baby Dior, fragrances and in the late 70s, a menswear line.

Pickup available at CIRCA VINTAGE

Usually ready in 24 hours


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.

Can I cancel my appointment?

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.

Where's the showroom?

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.

Do you have parking?

We offer free, secure, off-street parking but it is a tight squeeze – so do let us know in advance if you will be needing this and we can make sure that there is space available.

How do I get there by public transport?


Stockwell (7 min walk) - Northern and Victoria Lines

Nine Elms (9 min walk) – Northern Line


Wandsworth Road (13 min walk) – Westbound to Clapham Junction / Eastbound to Dalston Junction

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