DIOR Evening ensemble 1952. Christian Dior made masterful use of surface embellishments for his evening dresses of the early 1950s. In this example from 1952, Dior's characteristic attention to detail shows in the refined placement and graduation of the embroidery and appliqué elements. The pairing of black and red shows a Spanish influence, with the placement of the trimmings referencing the tiers of a flamenco skirt.
Yves Saint Laurent for Dior, 1960 The Metropolitan Museum of Art