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Miss Dior 1949

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Since Sunday, I have been consumed with a single project; to re-create the iconic gown Miss Dior in 1/6 scale (see my previous post for details of the process).  My days have revolved around sewing hundreds and hundreds of tiny petals and flowers onto panels of white silk.  Then I went back and sewed pearls and tiny beads onto the petals.  The resulting gown is a meadow of spring flowers.  While I do not pretend that this is an exact copy, it is my homage to the original.

The gown is completely handmade, in the true couture tradition.  It is made of white silk, flowers and pearls.  There is not a drop of glue.  The gown will fit several types of dolls, such as Silkstone Barbie, Victoire Roux, and the new Fashion Royalty dolls.  It closes in the back with metal snaps.  It is completely lined in white silk.

Included with the gown are the pink gloves.  The model is a Red Moon Silkstone doll, repainted and restyled by Maryann Roy.  The doll is not included in this auction.

I cannot put a price on this gown and how much it meant to me to create it, so I am offering it to you in a Silent Auction format.  Beginning now, I will accept your bids via email at hildaewestervelt@gmail.com

Bids will be accepted until 7 pm Pacific time (10 pm east coast time) on Sunday, June 15.  If you choose to bid, you will be notified via email whether or not you have won the gown.

Thank you so much for all of the interest and encouragement that I have received during the course of this exciting project.  Enjoy!

 

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