“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. This style can be color blocked as shown or created in a single color like our Carmel I and Carmel III. We recommend choosing one fabric type if you choose contrasting colors. It has hidden side seam pockets that comfortably hold even an iPhone Plus.
- Classic “New Look” inspired fit and flare
- Piping detail at waist
- Hidden side-seam pockets
- Side darts provide shape to bodice
- Invisible back zip with hook & eye closure
- Hits at knee
The Carmel takes 9 hours for one craftsman to sew start to finish.
Bespoke color selection:
This style is available in either silk cotton or silk wool. Silk habotai lining is customizable with more than 30 options.
In the notes section of the order please include your fabric and color choices, along with your preferred lining color. You will receive an email with a selection of options in your desired color family.
Bespoke items ship 4-8 weeks after order is placed and cannot be returned.
This style is made from silk-wool and does not contain any stretch materials. The bodice and waist are fitted, so please consult 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.
Fun Fabric 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.