Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Conception Classique de Mode de la Semaine

Is it just MrMartha, or does the model in this sketch look suspiciously like a very young Joan Collins?

Here, the classic New Look silhouette from the late 40's is taken forward into the fifties with just a bit of streamlining (though still yards of skirt) and some very modern detailing in the origami folds of the bodice -- which are again today at the fashion forefront, in John Galliano's recent Haute Couture collections for Christian Dior.