Christian Dior’s 1947 “New Look” collection heralded a return to the hourglass silhouette. The bust became a focal point, and its shape was defined by a variety of highly structured bras and corselets. Petticoats were often worn to maintain skirt fullness. This petticoat by Dior was made especially for one of his couture gowns.
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