Dior: The New Look Revolution


The Dior Bar suit is one of the most influential designs in the history of fashion. On February 12, 1947, Christian Dior presented this voluminous skirt combined with a jacket featuring a tiny waist, a pronounced bust, and enhanced hips in his first collection in the salons of 30 Avenue Montaigne. After the show, the editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar, Carmel Snow, exclaimed: "It's quite a revolution, dear Christian! Your dresses have such a new look!" The phrase made headlines.

Dior's "New Look" transformed the zeitgeist of a post-war France and heralded a storied career for his label. The New Look was an immediate sensation, and everyone wanted to wear the
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ISBN:

9780847846641

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

152

Dimensions:

26cm x 20cm

RRP:

$79.99

Category:

Art and Photography

Publisher:

Rizzoli International

Published:

01 September 2015

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Laurence Benaïm