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Christian Dior – The New Look

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Christian Dior turned the fashion world on its head on February 12, 1947 when he introduced his first line which came to be known as the “New Look” featuring rounded shoulders, a cinched waist, and very full skirt. The “New Look ” celebrated femininity and opulence in women’s fashion. Dior created a sumptuous and lavish look that broke away from the spare and masculine styles of the war years. This was a totally new direction for fashion and helped return Paris to its place as fashion capital of the world.

I’ve scoured Etsy and have found some beautiful garments from that time and style. How wonderful that we can still experience first hand these gorgeous and historical works of art.

1950s Vintage Traina - Norell Silk Print Womens Dress and Skirt1950s Vintage Traina – Norell Silk Print Womens Dress and Skirt from marvita13

Vintage 50s 1950s couture designer CEIL CHAPMAN black bombshell wiggle cocktail dress The ultimate little black dressCEIL CHAPMAN black bombshell wiggle cocktail dress The ultimate little black dress from Xtabayvintage

Circle Skirt Pin Up Bomb Shell Sundress Cocktail Party Prom Dress 32 BustCircle Skirt Pin Up Bomb Shell Sundress Cocktail Party Prom Dress 32 Bust from Badgirlvintage

Vintage 1950s White FRENCH BUTTERFLY Cotton Party Dress M/LVintage 1950s White FRENCH BUTTERFLY Cotton Party Dress M/L from millstreetvintage

Vintage 50's Taffeta Evening Dress, Black and White Check with Lipstick Red AccentsVintage 50’s Taffeta Evening Dress, Black and White Check with Lipstick Red Accents from VintageDevotion

Floating Frills... A 1950s Tulle and Lace White Wedding Dress with Four Decadent Tiered LayersFloating Frills… A 1950s Tulle and Lace White Wedding Dress with Four Decadent Tiered Layers from Fabgabs

Let me know what you think!

2 thoughts on “Christian Dior – The New Look

  1. Thank you so much for including one of my dresses. It’s always fun to read your blog. I do enjoy it! Thanks again. Linda

  2. Thank you for including my wedding gown! I love my model in wedding gowns. It looks like your fantastic blog already turned the trick – xtabay’s fantastic Ceil Chapman is already sold! Amazing. Again, thank you. I’m thrilled to be made aware of this informative and exciting blog!

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