Two-part dress of black silk satin. Overdress (a) is strapless, with an asymmetrical bodice that peaks over the proper right breast. Princess seams extend from top of the bodice to hem. Back proper left side of skirt has keyhole cutout. Bottom hem slightly longer in back. Center back zip closure; self-lined. Underskirt (b) has wide waistband with center back button closure. Comprised of numerous layers of tulle, organza, and georgette gathered into a wide yoke. Bottom seven inches of skirt show beneath the overdress. Falls to mid-calf.
This dress harkens back to Christian Dior's New Look silhouette with its small waist and full, flaring skirt. Although one of the more conservative designs of Comme des Garçons, the designer's creativity and penchant for surprise are found in the broken line at the top of the dress and the 'key-hole' in the back of the skirt. Mrs. Ronald Krueck, wife of a well-known Chicago architect, wore the dress to a party for John Szarkowski, the curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art.