Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957). Evening ensemble, 1952. House of Dior (French, founded 1947). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Eleanor Lambert, 1953 (2009.300.778a, b) | Christian Dior's pairing of black and red shows a Spanish influence, with the placement of the trimmings referencing the tiers of a flamenco skirt.