AN YVES ST. LAURENT PENCIL SKETCH FOR A PARTY DRESS FOR ELOISE. Pencil on paper, after Christian Dior for Eloise in Paris (1956),
Lot 13
AN YVES ST. LAURENT PENCIL SKETCH FOR A PARTY DRESS FOR ELOISE.
Pencil on paper, after Christian Dior for Eloise in Paris (1956),
Sold for US$ 13,750 inc. premium

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AN YVES ST. LAURENT PENCIL SKETCH FOR A PARTY DRESS FOR ELOISE.
Pencil on paper, after Christian Dior for Eloise in Paris (1956), 270 x 79 mm, inscribed by Hilary Knight to a label, "Christian Dior's assistant.../ Yves St. Laurent's sketch 1956 for A Party Dress for Eloise in Eloise in Paris," framed.

When Thompson and Knight went to Paris to research the second Eloise book, they went to The House of Dior. At the time Christian Dior (1905-1957) was one of the most famous French couturiers in the world. "M. Dior designed a dress for me," Eloise proudly declares in the book, "and it is absolutely chic although I would have preferred a tassel or two. Pas de quoi." Dior dictated his idea for the frock to his twenty-one-year-old assistant, Yves St. Laurent (1936-2008), and the resulting sketch was given to Mr. Knight. Nanny can be seen examining this very drawing in the lower corner of Hilary Knight's picture in Eloise in Paris.
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