1980s Christian Dior Blue Silk Dress

This 1980s French demi couture column dress is composed of swathes of blue chiffon silk, brought together with numerous haute couture stitching. It was purchased as a Dior and certainly has all the whole marks of high-end Dior boutique construction or Patron label. We have sold many pieces by the House over the years and although unlabelled, we are confident of the construction and pedigree.

This is an ethereal, masterfully layered dress that commences with a full-length, princess-seamed sheath dress. This bottom layer is sleeveless. Over laying this sheath dress is a full length, faux cape that cascades from the shoulder seams and crosses over the back to make up the second layer. Finalising this sequence of layers is an asymmetric train that again, travels the full length of the dress from the left shoulder. Due to the dress being made up of both the sheath dress and this overlapping wrap, there are two zips.

This dress has been exquisitely designed to allow the wearer an incredibly, weightless, layered look without adding bulk. The dress is beautifully lined in silk and is a piece of skilled couture whilst Marc Bohan was at the helm of Dior. The sleeves are gently tapered and finished with buttoned cuffs.

Very good to excellent vintage condition overall. There are no significant marks or issues and the dress has clearly only been worn once or twice in its lifetime. If we are being extremely picky, there is the tiniest bit of colour fade on one of the shoulders but it's not perceptible when worn and can actually be covered by styling the train as a wrap. There are similar examples of Bohan's work on the runway which do just that. Best fit for up to a UK 8-10 or US 4-6.

Bust - 32 in. (81.3 cm)
Waist - 29 in. (73.7 cm)
Hip - 35 in. (88.9 cm)
Min. Length - 57.5 in. (146 cm)
Max. Length - 70 in. (178 cm)
Shoulders - 18 in. (43.7 cm)

Pickup available at CIRCA VINTAGE

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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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