Friday, February 13, 2009

Dior, 1948

What was Christian Dior up to in 1948? Well, for one thing -he was designing 'Abandon' for autumn & winter . Why don't clothes or houses have names anymore? I think a name can add so much! You wouldn't have a pet or child without one obviously! This dress of silk and cotton was noted for its plunging neckline. Supposedly, for more modest women, you could adjust the silk to cover up more......I'm not buying that. Still -it's a beautiful dress! Below is a more modern version of the dress -recognize it?
Pics courtesy of the Met

6 comments:

Renee Finberg said...

i love the collar on the dress.

it is always so stylish to have something slightly turned up towards the face , framing the head.

i would love to have just a top/blouse like that, with a wrap around belt to go over pants or a long thin pencil skirt.


xxx

Zelda said...

j'adore Dior

tartanscot said...

Ooooo . . . that dress is so iconic of Dior's style. I remember when Ralph Lauren used that same 'portrait' neckline year ago and it IS sooooo romantic. (and kinda naughty!)

michelle said...

Love the silhouette! Miss Dior is one of my favorite purfumes, and comes in a refilable gold houndstouth decanter. Love it!

soodie :: said...

OH ! how I love that dress.

Seraph + Splendor said...

Sublime as always...And yes clothes and houses should always have names...

S+S