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Dior Dress with Short Jacket

Description

Dark blue wool dress with short long-sleeved jacket.

Source

HCT.1969.1.10ab

Date

Autumn-Winter 1955

Provenance

This dress 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

Decade

1950-1959

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Collection

Citation

“Dior Dress with Short Jacket,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed July 15, 2018, https://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/5073.

Item Relations

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