Object was donated and worn by dancer and choreographer Ruth Page (Mrs. Thomas Hart Fisher).
Christian Dior was especially fond of his very wealthy clients who could afford to be dressed from head to toe with Dior products. The House of Dior offered the fashionable woman a full range of clothing, accessories, and even perfume. For some of his most favored clients, Christian Dior was involved with every fashion choice, offering suggestions and often making the final decision on what was best for the entire ensemble. Many famous designers followed Dior's lead in the creation of accessory lines and licensing of their names to create the bulk of their gross annual sales.