Paris Collection Dior 1947

Vogue Magazine introduces Dior’s New Look – This was Europe’s worst winter since 1870. There was little coal, electricity was rationed and Paris was buried in snow. With fingers stiff, but with ideas running free, designers worked against the cold toward exciting new ideas.Perhaps nowhere but in Paris would the rise of a new designing star cause such general excitement. The…

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Backstage Photos of 1954 Paris Fall Collection

Rare photos of the 1954 Paris Fall Collection opening – Paris in the late summer of 1954 was about as glamorous as it could ever have been, with the like of Dior, Givenchy, Fath, Balenciaga and Balmain all vying for attention. And Life Magazine’s Mark Shaw was there to capture the elite designers and their even more elite customers in…

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1940’s Fashion – America vs Dior New Look 1947

Paris Fashion Rises Again  – After virtual domination for some years by the Americans, there is no better way to sum up the new post-war Paris fashion explosion, and the panic and incredulity which the Dior New Look triggered, than in this defensive fashion review from 1947. Procured from that great archaeologist of all things papery – Old Magazine Articles. Late…

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The Seventies Face – Make-up for 1971

Bold Experimental Colors from Christian Dior – 1971 – Not so long ago, a woman could achieve a new look by simply following the latest fashion trends and changing the color or style of her hair. Now makeup in the 1970s is playing an increasingly important part in the look of the ‘seventies’ and is designed to compliment and complete…

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1960s Fashion – Paris Fall Collections of 1968

Paris decrees black as the big color – This year, Paris designers have decided it is not the season to be giddy. there are no high-jinks or low jinks – about hemlines, and except for Yves St Laurent, who is pushing pants for city wear, little commotion of any kind. The mood is haute sobriety and the dominant colour is…

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Paris 1950s Fashions – Spring/Summer 1951

Jean Dessès joins the ranks of the great designers – The top models drooping in dresses by Dior, Fath, Desses, Balenciaga, Balmain, Schiaparelli – the best of the buyers and fashion editors from around the world spent a hectic week – and as it turned out for most but the adventurous few, a week of collective relief as there was…

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The Top Paris Designer Dresses of 1954

What were the ‘must have’ dresses in 1954 ? –  1950s fashion report for Glamourdaze.com – originally published by L’officiel-de-la-mode examines the spring /summer gowns from Christian Dior, Hubert Givenchy, Jean Patou and Jean Desses and Jacques Fath. Silk pea stone dress by Hubert de Givenchy. Already very summery, this dress is printed in scarf. The neck is adorned with an…

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The New Look of 1947

1950’s Fashion Film – The Top 5 Designers.

Top 5 Fashion Designers of 1950’s Women’s Fashion The  most glamorous of decades was probably the 1950’s and this beautiful film. It illustrates the creme de la creme of fashion designers. Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Pierre Balmain, Jaques Fath, and of course Coco Chanel. Christian Dior. Probably more than anyone else, Christian Dior redefined the look of women after the…

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