Monday, October 25, 2010

Collection inspired by bra of 1950's

During 1950’s women deprived of war wanted the glamour in their life. Bra’s was the answer to the desire of glamour which provided the correct pointed circular stitched conical shape of the era and the support silhouette for girls who wanted to imitate the curves of film star sweater girls like Lana Turner and Jane Russell. Girdles were adopted to help achieve those contours. Roussel corselette also became popular during 1953 which constituted of upper bra with the perfect cleavage gap for low cut décolletage

Corselette                                                                              Bra in 1950
Lana Turner in costume designed by Walter Plunkett 1956 staring in MGM film "Diane"

John Galliano designed a fall/winter collection for Dior  inspired by behind-the-scenes documentary photographs taken more than half a century ago as Monsieur Dior dressed his cabine of mannequins for shows. The collection was based on the vanity of half-dressed models  so that hip-emphasizing basques, girdles, lace-edged slips, and petticoats were hybridized into brightly colored variations on the classic wasp-waisted silhouette of Dior's New Look.


The same cone shaped bra that has been attached to skirt with a huge bow.

Here the lapel of the coat gives a illusion of corset and underneath the coat there is that cone shaped bra which is partially visible.

In this design the designer has altered the cone shape and the sharpness of age old conical bra has been portrayed by the fabric attached over the bra.

In the pink full skirted evening gown the impression of corselette mingled up with bra is visible. The straps coming down from bodice part to skirt reminds of girdles.

In the white gown the upper bra has a cleavage gap with half cups similar to corselette of 1953.

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