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Dior

Flashback to the legendary staircase of 30 avenue Montaigne was invaded for four days before the presentation of Christian Dior's first collection.

inside a couture skirt, lots of stuff

Dior's New Look introduced in It was everything that war time fashion wasn’t – colourful, extravagant and with plenty of draped fabric. The silhouette changed to a curvier hourglass – with emphasis on the bust and padded hips inside skirts and dresses.

Black and White Reflections. - she-dances-alone:   “Women’s Liberation”...

On February I invite you to join 1 Billion Rising to stop violence against women. There are events worldwide that are drumming and dancing in support of ending violence and breaking the chain.

Fred Astaire and his dancing shoes

Fred Astaire and his tap shoes.his many many tap shoes, lol! love watching old movies, top hats and tap shoes, oh my

Protesting in the 60s, sometimes big issues other times small. Although of course the issue is more than the right to wear a short skirt.

September Girls from the British Society for the Protection of Mini Skirts stage a protest outside the House of Dior, for its 'unfair' treatment of miniskirts. [Miniskirt styles of the and

Wonderland - Inspiring Outdoor Spaces (houseandgarden.co.uk)

Wonderland

Ruth Sleightholme and Gabby Deeming. Beautiful styling and what a great way to photograph fabrics!

Yves Saint Laurent…creating one of his many masterpieces on Katoucha.

Yves Saint Laurent fitting a model katoucha. He was the first designer to use black models in his runway shows, propelling the career of Mounia a Martinique-born beauty

Biba began in the 1960s and was one of the first real highstreet chains

Shop manager Eleanor Powell, wearing a suit from Biba. The photograph was taken across the road from the second Biba outlet which was located at Kensington Church Street, London.

"A group of midinettes working in the Christian Dior House of Fashion in Paris crowd around a newspaper to read the shocking news of Dior's death in Italy"

A group of Dior employees reads about the death of Christian Dior, 1957

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