Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • "Claro" ensemble, fall/winter 1957–58
    Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957); Christian Dior Haute Couture (French, founded 1947)
    Wool
    Gift of Mrs. Henry Rogers Benjamin, 1965 (C.I.65.14.18a–c)

    With this ensemble, Dior posed a layered repudiation of his own New Look silhouette. The coat, of an exaggerated blockiness, was to be worn over a tubular dress that ignored the waist and barely acknowledged the bust and hipline. A decade after his innovation, Dior was resolutely denouncing the elements that for so long had constituted his work.

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  • "Claro" ensemble, fall/winter 1957–58
    Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957); Christian Dior Haute Couture (French, founded 1947)
    Wool
    Gift of Mrs. Henry Rogers Benjamin, 1965 (C.I.65.14.18a-c)

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