A2 Section B - Case Study: Dior's New Look

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When did Dior release his New Look?
1947
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What was this era known as?
The 'Golden Age' of Fashion
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What was the focus of Dior's New Look?
Luxury
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Give 2 features of the New Look style.
Hourglass silhouette, cinched waists, full layered skirts, rounded shoulders, show femininity
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How much fabric could be used for a single skirt in the collection? How does this differ to wartime restrictions?
Up to 18m in Dior's designs - 2m restriction for people making clothes at home
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Why did the collection cause such a stir?
The focus on luxury contrasted with the restrictions of WW2 rationing that were still occuring
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Where was the collection released?
Paris
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What was one of the most famous designs from the collection called?
The Bar
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How did Dior's New Look impact everyday fashion?
Shirt-waist dress was adapted to create a more practical version of the style, 50s style showed layering of fabrics and luxurious styles after rationing ended - imitation of Dior's collection 10 years later?
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What was this era known as?

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The 'Golden Age' of Fashion

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Give 2 features of the New Look style.

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How much fabric could be used for a single skirt in the collection? How does this differ to wartime restrictions?

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