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Parsons School of Design Alumni Association records ➔ Photographs (PC030201.03) ➔ Christian Dior Visits Parsons School of Design

Photographic Material


Related person/organization

Christian Dior (subject)

Date

1951

Work Type

photographic prints

Measurements

6.5 in (width) x 8.5 in (height)

Description

Christian Dior visits Parsons School of Design. He provides a guest critique of a gown inspired by his 1951 collection and designed by third year student George Yazbek and modeled by second year student, Alda Balestretti.

Inscription

Slide Avail./ 933990..MR. CHRISTIAN DIOR ADVISES A YOUNG DESIGNER AT PARSONS/ NEW YORK CITY: CHRISTIAN DIOR, FAMOUS DESIGNER AND VISITOR AT PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN, PRAISES GOWN INSPIRED BY HIS 1951 COLLECTION AND DESIGNED IN HIS HONOR BY 3RD YEAR STUDENT GEORGE YAZBEK. THE GOWN, MODELED BY 2ND YEAR DESIGN STUDENT ALDA BALESTRETTI, IS AN ALL PLEASTED PALE BLUE ORGANDY PLAID THAT FLOWS LIKE A THIN STREAM FROM THE PETALLED BODICE. MR.. DIOR'S NEW "EDITED" LOOK STRESSES SIMPLICITY OF LINE AND LUXURY OF MATERIALS, WORKMANSHIP AND IDEAS./ NY 1-2/ CREDIT (ACME)/ 11/13/51/ (EE)

Related Terms

Parsons Institutional Collections

Location

box 12, folder 12

Identifier

PIC03002_b12_f12_04

Citation

Christian Dior Visits Parsons School of Design. 1951. Parsons School of Design Alumni Association records; Photographs (PC030201.03). New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 29 Mar 2017.

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