photo vintage site - Clifford Coffin - Linda Christian wearing a sable-banded ball gown 1949.jpg

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photo vintage site - Clifford Coffin - Linda Christian wearing a sable-banded ball gown 1949.jpg

"Luxembourg" House of Dior (French, founded 1947) Designer: Christian Dior (French, Granville 1905–1957 Montecatini) Date: spring/summer 1954 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 47 in. (119.4 cm)

"Luxembourg" House of Dior (French, founded 1947) Designer: Christian Dior (French, Granville 1905–1957 Montecatini) Date: spring/summer 1954 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 47 in. (119.4 cm)

Keenly historicist, Balenciaga invented a fantasy of eighteenth-century court dress, knowing that Marie-Antoinette favored overdresses with swags anchored by roses. Sustained by wide panniers also appropriated from eighteenth-century fashion, Balenciaga renewed the Rococo rose for the 1940s and 1950s.

Keenly historicist, Balenciaga invented a fantasy of eighteenth-century court dress, knowing that Marie-Antoinette favored overdresses with swags anchored by roses. Sustained by wide panniers also appropriated from eighteenth-century fashion, Balenciaga renewed the Rococo rose for the 1940s and 1950s.

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