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“It’s such a new look!” exclaimed Bazaar Editor-in-Chief, Carmel Snow, about Christian Dior’s debut collection. The hourglass silhouette returned femininity to women’s clothing in the post WWII era and launched a global fashion revolution. The Carmel is a...Read more

“It’s such a new look!” exclaimed Bazaar Editor-in-Chief, Carmel Snow, about Christian Dior’s debut collection. The hourglass silhouette returned femininity to women’s clothing in the post WWII era and launched a global fashion revolution.

The Carmel is a classic, fit and flare dress with piping detail at the waist. It has hidden side seam pockets that comfortably hold even an iPhone Plus. The outer fabric is a lustrous and crisp silk wool and it's lined with scarlet silk habotai lining. A delicate lace trim detail finishes the inside hem. 

**Note: Final sale items can only be returned for store credit.

 

Details:

  • Classic “New Look” inspired fit and flare
  • Piping detail at waist
  • Hidden side-seam pockets
  • Side darts provide shape to bodice
  • Faced hem with inside lace detail
  • Invisible back zip with hook & eye closure
  • Knee-length
  • Made in Los Angeles
  • The Carmel takes 9 hours for one craftsman to sew start to finish.

 

Read more about some of the couture techniques we have incorporated in this style.

 

Styling ideas:

The fit and flare little black dress has been a wardrobe staple since its introduction in the late 1940s. You can change up the look of this dress with the Coco or Jackie removable collar.

The piping which defines the waist enables you to style the dress on its own or by adding a belt or scarf. Pair with a jacket and pearls for day, or stilettos for an evening look. 

 

Fit notes:

This style is made from silk-wool and does not contain any stretch materials. The bodice and waist are fitted, so please mind our size guide when selecting your size. We do not do vanity sizing, therefore one might consider we run small.

Email us or send us a text for additional sizing help.

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Fashion History Fact: 

Silk-wool was a very popular fabric in the 1960s. Many of Jackie Kennedy's ensembles were made from it during her White House years. Then, it was known as Alaskine.

 

Made to order:

This item will not be re-stocked in its current form, but is available in sizes 0-14 for on a made to order basis in a range of colors in silk-wool or silk cotton.

Discounts do not apply to made to order items and cannot be returned and ship 4-8 weeks after the order is placed.

Please indicate desired size and color in the notes section of the order or by emailing us at ciao@senzatempofashion.com.