When Chanel reopened her design house following World War II, she faced the task of reinterpreting and updating her signature design elements for the post-War era. This dress exemplifies how the designer met this challenge
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In this design, John Galliano for Dior combined the elements of a robe à la française with the vast crinolined silhouettes of the mid-nineteenth century. The stomacher, open overskirt, and petticoat are expressly eighteenth century, but the huge wire...
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Film has the capacity to make not just a star of its actresses, but a fashion icon too. From Hepburn and Kelly to Roberts and Knightley, via Farrow and Deneuve, some of Hollywood's most successful stars owe a lot to their on-screen style. But what of...