Christian Dior's New Look, 1947. As a reaction to the rationing of World War II the new look, using many metres of fabric, came into fashion. It was a return to the classic feminine shape, emphasising the bust and hips, with a tiny waist. I love how glamorous this looks with the tiny jacket and voluminous skirt.

Christian Dior

Christian Dior, 1947 Dior's groundbreaking new silhouette redefined women's post-war style and revived France's fashion industry after a difficult few years.

Ding Dong White Trim is Dead   The New Look for Painted Trim? Anything But White | Apartment Therapy

The New Look for Painted Trim? Anything But White

1950s style included feminine and romantic silhouettes - full circle skirts, fitted pencil skirts and A-line shapes - that marked women's return to home and hearth after the war years.Dior and Balenciaga are the most successful designers in this decade. And all of the beautiful changes from Dior "New look" 1947

Pierre Balmain, 1950 - dress styles gained popularity with the creation of Dior's postwar "New Look" in In when Dior left the army, he joined the fashion house of Lucien Lelong, where he and Pierre Balmain were the primary designers.

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New Look 6106 misses' skirts

New Look’s PU mini skirt is finished in a pearly pink and tapers slightly at the waist to create a flattering silhouette. Wear with as an alternative to denim at the weekend.

New Look’s PU mini skirt is finished in a pearly pink and tapers slightly at the waist to create a flattering silhouette. Wear with as an alternative to denim at the weekend.

New Look | New Look Rib Turtleneck at ASOS

Gigi Hadid highlights her slim curves in tight workout gear as she leaves NYC hotel with casually clad boyfriend Zayn Malik

Suit  Hardy Amies (1909-2003)  London  1947  Worsted wool  Given by Mrs Benita Armstrong  Museum no. T.38

New Look Suit - Hardy Amies Although this curvaceous suit has the small waist and wide hips typical of the New Look, the square shoulders recall wartime styles.

a new look at men in skirts

House of Hackney Gorgeous Wallpapers

Austrian born and bred Tina Elisabeth Reiter takes menswear in a fresh direction with her graduate collection ‘The Sound of Homeless(ness)

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