VERY RARE VINTAGE CHRISTIAN DIOR "LE CONNAISSEUR" FROM NEIMAN MARCUS SILK & HEAVY LACE BRIDAL TROUSSEAU PEIGNOIR & NIGHTGOWN SET
An absolutely stunning vintage peignoir & nightgown set by Christian Dior from Neiman Marcus lavished profusely with lace - you know if this set came from Neiman Marcus , it is an excellent quality item as well as being expensive - the “Le Connaisseur” was introduced in 1987 & it was for people who had exquisite taste & could afford the very best
This lovely luxurious peignoir is made entirely out of imported heavy lace composed of rayon, nylon & a bit of wool - this is not your usual light-weight lace that one normally thinks of as it has a very heavy feel to it as though it has spandex in it although it does not say that
The peignoir has a wide shawl collar in front with lace appliques bordering it - there is a sheer nylon lining under the lace part of the collar - heavy braid trim surrounds the neckline & travels down the entire front of the peignoir & around the hemline - there are more lace appliques on the end of the sleeves - shoulder pads for shaping which could be removed if you wish - satin inside ties - there are loops on the sides but no belt but a satin ribbon would be nice but i actually prefer not to wear a belt with a peignoir & just let float over the gown which is much prettier
The matching nightgown has a bodice of the same ivory heavy lace - the lace has a lining of sheer nylon underneath it - large ivory appliques surround the neckline & back - more appliques under the ivory lace at the bustline with a silk pearl studded rose on the front - the color of the gown is a peachy pink with ivory lace - the ¾ sleeves are also lace with a sheer lining - the silk gown has a bias skirt with curved cur up sides trimmed with white lace -
I just finished looking at what is now offered at Neiman, Saks & Bergdorf’s & none of the upscale stores have anything even close to something this beautiful & probably never will again as they just don‘t make such luxurious exquisite peignoir & gown sets like this one - just gorgeous
Designer: Christian Dior “Le Connaisseur” - Paris New York - Neiman Marcus
Size: size small & should fit a medium as well - i wear size 8 - 10 & the peignoir fit me but go by the measurements for a good fit
Bust: all the way around 46
Bust: 36 - 38 stretched tight - waist: 33 unstretched
Hips: 37 - 39 stretched tight length: 53
Fabric: 100% silk
Condition: Very good - there is 2-½” of the braid on the peignoir collar that needs a few stitches to connect - dime size water spot on bodice with a pinhead hole close to the v of the nightgown - will probably come out with a wash or cleaning - pinhead hole will take a couple of stitches to close - easy fixes
Care: Hand washable or dry clean
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Vintage nightgowns & peignoirs may be delicate so I do not wash them in the machine. I wash them in lukewarm water with Woolite or some other mild soap, then rinse & hang dripping wet in the shower.
Since these are vintage items, a bit of extra care needs to be taken with them so they remain beautiful & I definitely would never put a vintage nightgown or a peignoir in the dryer as it would ruin it.
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