Model in tulle and sequined evening gown by Christian Dior, Paris, 1950 Photo Willy Maywald

Model in tulle and sequined evening gown by Christian Dior, Paris, 1950 Photo Willy Maywald

“We were emerging from the period of war, of uniforms, of women-soldiers built like boxers ... I drew women-flowers, soft shoulders, fine waists like liana and wide skirts like corolla."—Christian Dior  Inspired by flower shapes — and dubbed the “New Look” by Harper’s Bazaar editor Carmel Snow — Christian Dior’s first couture collection marked the return of a strict hourglass silhouette.

“We were emerging from the period of war, of uniforms, of women-soldiers built like boxers ... I drew women-flowers, soft shoulders, fine waists like liana and wide skirts like corolla."—Christian Dior Inspired by flower shapes — and dubbed the “New Look” by Harper’s Bazaar editor Carmel Snow — Christian Dior’s first couture collection marked the return of a strict hourglass silhouette.

Paris-New York 1950 Jacques Fath talks about American Women. Christian Dior. Françoise Estachy.

Paris-New York 1950 Jacques Fath talks about American Women. Christian Dior. Françoise Estachy.

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