The actual name of the line of his first collection, presented on 12 February 1947, was Corolle , but the phrase New Look was coined for it by Carmel Snow, the editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar. Dior’s designs were more voluptuous than the boxy, fabric-conserving shapes of the recent World War II styles, influenced by the rations on fabric. Legendary fashion designer Christian Dior exploded onto the Paris fashion scene with designs that flew in the face of wartime restrictions and reintroduced a femininity and focus on luxury to women’s fashion. His resulting success, based on the innovation of both his designs and his business practices, made him the most successful fashion designer in the world.
This series is the ultimate compendium of the most memorable haute couture creations conceived by the renowned house – beginning with its inception to its present-day collections. Initially, women protested because his designs covered up their legs, which they had been unused to because of the previous limitations on fabric. There was also some backlash to Dior’s designs due to the amount of fabrics used in a single dress or suit. The “New Look” revolutionized women’s dress and reestablished Paris as the centre of the fashion world after World War II. Coco ChanelWith her trademark suits and little black dresses, fashion designer Coco Chanel created timeless designs that are still popular today.
With objects drawn primarily from the Dior archives, the exhibition includes a vast array of over two hundred haute couture garments as well as photographs, archival videos, sketches, vintage perfume elements, accessories, and works from the Museum’s collection. The haute couture on view exemplifies many of the French couturier’s fabled silhouettes, including the “New Look,” which debuted in 1947. Christian Dior S.A., more commonly known as Dior, is a French luxury goods company founded by Christian Dior, controlled by Bernard Arnault, who also heads LVMH. Fashion legends like Yves Saint Laurent, John Galliano and Christian Dior himself, built the impression of Dior relate to luxury, haute couture and desire.
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The collection was so revolutionary in its figure and form, that it was named the “New Look”. Inspired by the lines of flower’s folded petals and of the figure “8”, each look represented the return of femininity and luxury after years of global poverty and war. Estee Lauder NIGHT REPAIR appoints Raf Simons as artistic director of the Haute Couture, Ready-to-Wear and Accessories for Women collections. The designer drew on the house’s collections under the creative leadership of Marc Bohan, who was known for modernizing styles by loosening silhouettes in the 1960s and 1970s. In their loft location at 30 avenue Montaigne, the haute couture workshops are the soul of the House of Dior. Here, time seems to stand still as skilled seamstresses – the celebrated “Petites Mains” – execute exceptional savoir-faire, carrying on closely-guarded secrets.
I’ve gone through an intense period of transition in my life, in my womanhood. I feel a level of freedom and openness, a desire to explore different sides of my womanhood, which I’m blessed to be able to express through my fashion choices. My stylist always tells me fashion is as exciting as you want to make it. I want to hold space for the expansion of ideas of what fashion can be and who fashion can be for, whether that means wearing more traditionally masculine styles as a woman, or silhouettes not traditionally worn in certain spaces, etc. This season, Chiuri turned to Bohan’s 1961 “Slim Look” collection for inspiration, and she benefitted greatly from this perspective. The collection’s ’60s vibes are stripped of much of the froth that’s been present in so many collections under Chiuri — think voluminous tulle skirts and pleated, diaphanous gowns — in favor of clean lines and and boxy cuts.