The ‘New Look’ is however also inspiration to other designers, seen here with Mary Katranzou’s Fall/Winter collection of 2011.
You can notice the sloping shoulders, tiny wiast and big hips design.
The classic ‘New Look’ dress has carried on throughout Dior’s Creation as seen here in Dior’s Fall/Winter collection in 2011.
The signs of the ‘new look’ dress are visable as there is a mid calf length skirt and a tiny waist giving a ‘fuller hips’ effect.
The ‘New Look’ wasn’t avaliable for all women, what average women could afford a Dior dress?
This shows that the trickle down theory is apparent in this style of dress, as average American women would create the ‘shirtwaist dress’ as a cheap option.
The ‘New Look’ by Christian Dior inspired the 1950’s dress style.
Further research into the ‘new look’
This replica of a new look dress by Hardy amies is presented in the V&A museum
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•are made using organic raw materials, such as cotton grown without pesticides and silk made by worms fed on organic trees
•don’t involve the use of harmful chemicals and bleaches to colour fabrics
•are often made from recycled and reused textiles. High-quality garments can be made from second-hand clothes and even recycled plastic bottles
•are made to last, so that people keep them for longer
•come from fair trade - the people who make them are paid a fair price and have decent working conditions.