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"Bar"

Design House:
House of Dior (French, founded 1947)
Designer:
Christian Dior (French, Granville 1905–1957 Montecatini)
Date:
spring/summer 1947
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk
Dimensions:
Length at CB: 17 1/2 in. (44.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. John Chambers Hughes, 1958
Accession Number:
C.I.58.34.30
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 964
In 1947, Christian Dior presented a collection of wasp-waisted and hip-padded designs. The American press immediately dubbed it the "New Look." The collection was a repudiation of the styles of the 1920s and 1930s, and it was also clearly indebted to the styles and body-shapers of the late nineteenth century. "The Bar Suit" was considered the most iconic model in the collection, manifesting all the attributes of Dior's dramatic atavism.
Marking: [label] "Christian Dior, Paris"
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