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  1. […]  The Post-War period ushered in glamorous silhouettes and unbridled use of fabrics and trim.   1947 was a pivotal year in fashion, in which Christian Dior created the “New Look”.   This collection featured skirts were much longer and fuller than were available during the war.   Waists were nipped in with corsets and girdles .   The newly instated trappings required women to buy new garments.   This was initially met with some resistance.   Dior teamed with fashion illustrator Rene Gruau (1909-2004) to promote his sophisticated garments.   Gruau was one of the most prolific fashion illustrators of the Post-War era.   (New to my site?   You should read my previous post, Rene Gruau.) […]

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