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Dior Light Blue Plaid Ensemble

Description

Blue wool plaid ensemble
a-dress with short sleeves and pleated skirt; jewel collar with button and tag on front
b-jacket with front pockets enclosed with a long tag
c-self fabric belt

Source

HCT.1969.1.6a-c

Provenance

This ensemble belonged to Mrs. Harvey S. Firestone Jr. Born Elizabeth Parke in Decatur, Illinois in 1897 she was the daughter of Guy James Parke and Gertrude Chambers Parke. As a girl she attended Leed's School in England and Rosemary Hall in Greenwich, Connecticut, and graduated from Miss Wheeler's School in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1921, Elizabeth married Harvey S. Firestone Jr., the heir to the The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. They lived in Akron, Ohio and Newport, Rhode Island. Each year Mrs. Firestone traveled to Paris to purchase her clothes directly from designers and during the 1950s she was nominated for The Couture Group of the New York Dress Institute Inc.'s Best Dressed Women's list several times. Mrs. Firestone passed away in October, 1990 at the age of 93.

Designer

Christian Dior

Fiber/Fabric Information

Wool

Decade

1950-1959

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Collection

Citation

“Dior Light Blue Plaid Ensemble,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed December 16, 2019, https://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/5056.

Item Relations

Item: Dior in Ohio: 1947-1997 depicts This Item