Tag Archives: Christian Dior

La belle histoire !

As Fashion Week in New York draws to a close, you may be looking for another sartorial fix. Look no farther than the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History Dressing for the Cocktail Hour. You’ll notice that almost all of the featured … Continue reading

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Avoir un petit goût de revenez-y

Until October 9, 2011, the Grand Trianon at Versailles is host to an interesting exhibit. “Le XVIIIe au goût du jour” juxtaposes 18th century interiors and accessories with modern fashions that reflect the same ethos. From Christian Dior to Vivienne … Continue reading

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Bonne renommée vaut mieux que ceinture dorée

Today I went to the Madame Grès exhibit at the Musée Bourdelle in Paris. The permanent collection at the museum is the sculptures of Antoine Bourdelle. Mme. Grès said, “Je voulais être sculpteur. Pour moi, c’est la même chose de … Continue reading

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Mettre à jour

If you like fashion, you may enjoy WWD; 100 Years, 100 Designers WWD; 100 Years, 100 Designers. WWD stands for Women’s Wear Daily, the newspaper for the fashion industry. In their first edition, June 1910, they explained their mission as … Continue reading

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Avant la lettre

French fashion designer Pierre Balmain was born on May 18, 1913. He dropped out of his architecture studies because he spent all his time designing dresses, which fortunately led to a job with Edward Molyneux. After the war, he opened … Continue reading

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Le dernier cri

Today’s the anniversary of the launch of Christian Dior’s “New Look” in 1947. The suit in the photo is from that collection. This look is reprised decade after decade because it looks fabulous on women. Women were allowed to have hips! … Continue reading

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Les goûts et les couleurs ne se discutent pas

The Armani Spring 2011 haute couture presented in Paris this week couldn’t have been more different from the Dior collection I talked about yesterday. While Dior was all about defined waists and full skirts, Armani was about purity of line and saturated … Continue reading

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