New Look

By Cajsa Lilliehook

The New Look was introduced by Christian Dior in  his first collection in 1947. It featured clothing using lots of fabric, voluminous skirts. World War II was over and so was fabric rationing and this was a celebration of that. It was wild, extravagantly feminine and very controversial – denounced in Britain where they were still rationing.

Check out Voguepedia’s entry on the New Look for much more information.

New Look Dior by Richard Avedon

Christian Dior’s New Look – 1947 – photo by Richard Avedon

 

About Cajsa Lilliehook

The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation infuriated me and inspired me to document the multitude of sexual predators in the Republican "family values" party. The Republican Sexual Predators twitter thread of over 700 GOP predators is the result.
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