Christian Dior - The New Look

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Christian Dior - The New Look

from 125.00

Christian Dior’s Bar Suit from 1947.

Dior’s New Look, in the form of the Bar Suit, launched his career in 1947 and changed fashion forever.  Deeply fatigued by wartime and its deprivations, Dior pushed back against the prevailing fashion of “boxy proportions, heavy shoulders, skirt lengths too short, and everything covered in feathers and veils.”  His first collection was inspired by the shape of a flower, with rounded shoulders and bust, a tiny waist, and decadent, voluminous skirts.  The use of so much fabric in one ensemble after years of rations caused an outrage: the French Board of Trade implored fashion editors not to cover his collections.  But women everywhere were smitten with this longer, romantic silhouette, and if they couldn’t afford an original, they sewed extra bands of fabric to the bottom of their dresses.

The Bar Suit makes a nice pair with the Athena Dress or the Mexico Dress.

Limited edition signed print 7x12” (framed size 8x13”). Edition of 200. Printed on archival, heavy-weight watercolour paper. Optional brushed-gold wood frame is made in Italy.

Framing takes 4 weeks from the date of the order and framed art is not returnable.

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