Christian Dior launched Corolle (the French word for the botanical term corolla is circlet of flower petals), his first collection on February 12, 1947 with voluptuous, soft silhouettes. In his words, "I have designed flower women". This collection ushered in the "New Look". Gone were the boxy, conservative styles of the war period with Dior’s decadent use of corsets and swaths of material reminiscent of the “Belle Epoque”. Most of the dresses used between 10 to 80 yards of material.