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.
~Christian Dior 'Palmyr' couture jeweled Strapless evening gown (1952). Platinum silk satin opulently decorated with prong set rhinestones and blue jewels, pearls, silver metallic cord, periwinkle embroidery and sequins, boned bodice with top band of darts above meandering floral trailing down skirt having side pleats and center back inverted pleat; interior corset~