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.