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Renée Breton in a Christian Dior satin evening gown, photographed by Georges Saad at chez Véronèse, 1952.

A hit of animal print from Christian Dior, 1949. #vintage #1940s #fashion #Dior

Dior by Philippe Pottier, 1951

Dior mink coat 1951

1953. Silk tulle, silver sequins, rhinestones. Christian Dior. The bell-shaped skirt and silhouette requires a complex understructure to support the shape. The dress has an understructure stitched into the garment that is composed of several layers of tulle attached to a torso-length girdle. This understructure provides the shape of the skirt, cinching the waist and torso while providing support for the breasts. The wearer simply "stepped in" to the gown to be ready for the evening.

"Poulette" House of Dior  (French, founded 1947) Designer: Christian Dior (French, Granville 1905–1957 Montecatini) Date: spring/summer 1948 Culture: French

1954, Dior: Christian Dior-New York, which opened in 1948, produced Dior designs at more affordable prices for American women. This dress is an example of that line of luxury ready-to-wear. Christian Dior debuted his H-line in fall-winter 1954. Wide straps, a fitted bodice and a flat bust were trademarks of the H-line silhouette. Dior's use of bows, a full skirt and a princess waist with cummerbund in this dress, evokes an air of youthfulness.

Cocktail Dress House of Dior  (French, founded 1947) Designer: Christian Dior (French, Granville 1905–1957 Montecatini) Date: fall/winter 1950–51 Culture: French Medium: (a) wool (b) silk (c) leather (d) nylon