Christian Dior sketching a fashion design, 1948
In 1947 Christian Dior (1905-1957) created a sensational collection labelled the 'New Look.' His designs centred around gowns with an 18 inch waist, which focused attention on the bust and hips. He paired the nipped in waist with a full skirt, using a large amount of material. These designs were seen as luxuriously extravagant because of the rationing that was still in force, following the Second World War. Dior developed his talents through a study of art which included painting, magazine illustration and European architecture.
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Leslie Howard and Georges Perinal, The First of The Few
Leslie Howard (1893-1943), English actor, and Georges Perinal (1897-1965), French cinematographer, on location during the filming of The First of The Few, in which Howard played the Spitfire designer RJ Mitchell.
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Modelling Gown 1930S
Two potential customers watch a mannequin model a gown with a gored skirt, pointed panels forming a yoke on the hips, a loosely tied narrow sash & a marabou trimmed cape. Date: early 1930s
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