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Dior: The New Look

SKU: 400005572715

$6.95 $6.25 Member Price

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Created by Chicago History Museum curator Timothy Long, Dior: The New Look gives the public a rare remarkable opportunity to understand how Christian Dior's revolutionary cinch-waist and flared-skirt designs stood the prevailing boxy-dress silhouette on its proverbial head. Dior's revolutionary statements about femininity and fashion that seized postwar America nearly sixty years ago helped to shape social and cultural trends in the decades that followed, and their legacy remains today. Many affluent Chicago women revered Christian Dior, and his special relationship with Chicago retailer Marshall Field & Co., allowed for more affordable ensembles, giving the average, working woman the chance to embrace the New Look.