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How To | Archive a Dior Dress

By T: The New York Times Style Magazine

Here's how top fashion houses, like Dior, preserve their history. Here, a team of conservators in cotton gloves pack up a '50s couture gown with silk paper and the utmost care. Dior Heritage, the house's archive in Paris, employs a team of 12 to care for some 9,840 pieces. The conditions are carefully controlled — humidity at 45-50 percent and temperature at 64-68 degrees Fahrenheit.