I'm in love.
Decorated only with silk covered buttons which have been applied to accent the implied wrap-fronted styling of the bodice. The skirt's fullness is achieved through wide and spaced pleats, with multiple layers of internal stiffened tulle & horsehair petticoats. As one would expect from Dior, the interior is an array of magnificent couture workmanship. Having a heavily boned and shaped internal corset with beautiful silk linings. source
behold the neckline!
In my fevered imagination, I am making myself a copy of this dress (for the endless series of formal events and high society cocktail parties that fill my every waking hour, obviously) - but I'm not quite sure whats going on with the corslette. It looks like there is some sort of this shoulder strap attached to the underpinnings, but looking at the neckline, there is clearly nothing on the shoulders of the wearer. Looking again, it could be that the back of the dress is connected to the corslette with this strap, helping to support it, as the wrap around bit is clearly only connected at the front. Between the boned back and that strap, it would certainly keep everything in place.... There also seems to be a rouge zipper in the bottom center of the picture. Haven't figure that one out yet --- any thoughts?
the side and underskirt aren't quite as visually stunning, but I figured I would include them anyway. This dress really is just that glorious. Also, someone should invite me somewhere terribly chic, so I have an excuse to wear a dress like this.