1948 - Mark Kauffman Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Caption from LIFE. "Latest Dior dresses, now being shown to buyers, show marked Edwardian trend. White evening dress above has old-fashioned corset cover top.
Haute Couture dressmakers at work / Many hands make light work / (fyi the proverb, recorded in English early in a knightly romance Sir Bevis of Hampton. It appears in most all proverb collections from 1546 on.