Presenting Christian Dior's Ligne Ciseaux

Christian Dior's Automne/Hivre 1949-1950 Ligne Ciseaux was spectactular and one of his most successful collections.

Please enjoy a few of the lovely gowns from his Ciseaux line.

Christian Dior's Black and Gold Brocade 'Midnight' (L) from his Autumn-Winter 1949/1950 La Ligne Ciseaux Collection
Christian Dior's Black and Gold Brocade 'Midnight' (L) from his
Autumn-Winter 1949/1950 La Ligne Ciseaux Collection
Christian Dior Autumn/Winter 1949-50 "Météore"  Illustration by René Bouché
Christian Dior Autumn/Winter 1949-50 "Météore"
Illustration by René Bouché
Christian Dior Autumn/Winter 1949-50 "Junon" (L)  (Mannequin Theo Grahams) and "Vénus" (R)  Photo Richard Avedon.
Christian Dior Autumn/Winter 1949-50 "Junon" (L)
(Mannequin Theo Grahams) and "Vénus" (R)
Photo Richard Avedon.
Christian Dior A/H 1949-50. Mannequin Bettina.
Christian Dior Autumn/Winter 1949-50. Mannequin Bettina.
Christian Dior A/H 1949-50 "Bateleur". Photo Georges Saad.  Mannequin Svetlana.
Christian Dior A/H 1949-50 "Bateleur".
Photo Georges Saad.
Mannequin Svetlana.
Christian Dior Autumn Winter 1949-50 "Bamboche" Bergdorf Goodman
Christian Dior Autumn Winter 1949-50 "Bamboche"
Bergdorf Goodman
Christian Dior Autumn Winter 1949-50 Ligne Ciseaux (L) black velvet on black broadcloth with slit at back (R) navy broadcloth with slit in the front
Christian Dior Autumn Winter 1949-50 Ligne Ciseaux
(L) black velvet on black broadcloth with slit at back
(R) navy broadcloth with slit in the front
Dior's Ciseaux or 'Scissors' skirt featured (L) crossover bands of black velvet on black broadcloth, slit at the back to make walking possible. Gown is worn with shoulder length glacé kid gloves. The gown on the right featured the same cross band in navy broadcloth with slit in the front.

The Royal Ontario Museum presents Christian Dior's Ligne Ciseaux, Autumn/Winter 1949-1950 Milieu du siècle collection. Film La Ligne Ciseaux by Henri Lavorel.


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