Christian Dior's New Look, 1947. As a reaction to the rationing of World War II the new look, using many metres of fabric, came into fashion. It was a return to the classic feminine shape, emphasising the bust and hips, with a tiny waist. I love how glamorous this looks with the tiny jacket and voluminous skirt.
This collection is said to be Galliano’s salute to René Gruau, the illustrator who worked for Christian Dior in the forties and fifties. He created the house’s most iconic imagery and felt it gave him another opportunity to indulge his passion for an era when couture was truly haute.