Christian Dior (French, 1905). House of Dior (French, founded 1947). “Gruau,” fall/winter 1949-50. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Henry Rogers Benjamin, 1965 (2009.300.2043a-c)

"Gruau" House of Dior (French, founded Designer: Christian Dior (French, Granville Montecatini) Date: fall/winter Culture: French Medium: silk

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