suitness

The Bar Suit, one of Christian Dior’s most iconic designs, photo by Willy Maywald, Paris, 1947

It wasn’t so much the jacket that made an impression on - and shocked - the general public, but rather, the voluminous skirt: “We were just coming out of a destitute, parsimonious period, obsessed with vouchers and textile points [after World War II]. My dream thus naturally took the form of a reaction against this poverty. We were coming out of a period of war, of uniforms, of female soldiers with boxer-like proportions. I drew these female flowers, soft shoulders, blossomed busts, thin waistlines like lianas and wide skirts like corollas.“ - Christian Dior

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To quote a previous tweet of Kaitlyn, “I’m crying laughing”!