"Bonnes vacances"

Design House House of Dior French
Designer Yves Saint Laurent French, born Algeria

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The 1958 trapeze anticipated the A-line dresses of the 1960s, but retained the understucture of the 1950s. Its apparent swing from the shoulders was, in fact, checked by its traditional corsetting within. With Dior's death in October 1957, many wondered if his house--and even the couture--would survive. Design direction had passed to the twenty-one-year-old Saint Laurent; his radical new silhouette in 1958 affirmed the persistence of the couture and Dior's supremacy.

"Bonnes vacances", House of Dior (French, founded 1946), linen, French

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