Saturday, September 1, 2012

The New Look

In 1947 Christian Dior released a bold silhouette termed by the editor of Harper's Bazaar as the "New Look."  It was an ultra feminine style inspired by the tiny waists and large skirts of the mid-nineteenth century.  The standout from the collection was the Bar Suit pictured below on the right.

It seems that Dior has decided to revamp the Bar Suit for the modern girl in the 2013 resort line (pictured below on the left).  I love how Dior has maintained the basic silhouette, while giving the skirt a romantic sheerness, adding a simple belt and providing an extra hip detail.  There definitely differences - the buttons, collar and color.  Yet, I think the new Dior version has much of the same charm as the original - just with a modern twist.

What do you think?  Which version do you prefer?

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