87. 1946 Alrandri’s “New Look”

<blockquote>February 1946
…its top shirred in delicate cordings, supported by slender straps…the tiny handspan waist enhanced by the full, full waltzing skirt with a knee-deep flounce.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>12 February 1947
…having seen those unique silhouettes, those lengths, those volumes, those tiny waists and devilishly sexy busts, she exclaimed, <i>”It’s quite a revolution, dear Christian! Your dresses have such a new look!” </i>*</blockquote>
Do the math and you can see Canadian Designer Alfandri, using Canadian designed fabric was a full year ahead of Dior, only Carmel Snow, Editor-in-Chief of <i>Harper’s Bazaar</i>, was not here to see it…

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*https://www.dior.com/couture/en_hk/the-house-of-dior/the-story-of-dior/the-new-look-revolution