Tag Archives: New Look

Le glamour

My move to Massachusetts went as well as it possibly could. Now I even have functioning internet! So, it’s time to get back to the blogosphere. An exhibit that I enjoyed when I was in Paris was Les Années 50: … Continue reading

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Faire un copier-coller de

I love to cruise the virtual pages of 1stdibs to drool over vintage clothing, fabulous jewelry, and exquisite furniture. I then save all my favorites on Pinterest. Why, I’m not sure. Nonetheless, my browsing hurts no one and I occasionally … 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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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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Avoir la taille bien prise

John Galliano presented his Spring 2011 Couture Collection for Christian Dior in Paris yesterday. It was pure homage to Dior’s New Look with tiny waists and full skirts that transformed fashion in the 1947. Galliano was appointed to head the … Continue reading

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