Just look at the hats ... the vibrant colors ... the innerwear as outerwear ... and marvel at Dior designer John Galliano's homage to the 1950s.
Jenny Barchfield of the Associated Press shares a few details:
Half-dressed models in waspwaisted jackets with outrageous bouffant sleeves and flesh-colored garter belts, or in pouffy skirts heavy with beadwork and pointy 1950s-era bras, loped languidly through the labyrinthine showrooms at Dior’s Paris flagship store, where the runway show was held.
Hourglass-shaped dresses in vibrant jewel tones dipped in the back to reveal the suggestive laces of a tightly cinched corset. A flesh-colored slip peeked out from beneath a knee-length dress, its sexy silk undermining the dress’ straight-laced seriousness. The skirt of a strapless ballgown in embroidered pink duchess satin was cut out in front and back to frame the model’s stockinged legs.
Harper's Bazaar Editor-in-Chief Glenda Bailey said "the half-dressed look was emblematic of the times," the AP reported. "It implied that things are out of kilter."
-- Alice Short
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