Fashion In History
Maria-Luisa (dite Coré)
Christian Dior by John Galliano

Haute Couture Spring/Summer 1998 
In this design, John Galliano for Dior combined the elements of a robe à la française with the vast crinolined silhouettes of the mid-nineteenth century. The stomacher, open overskirt, and petticoat are expressly eighteenth century, but the huge wired cages that support the skirts over nine feet wide are constructed more like the hoops of the Second Empire than the discrete by comparison panniers of the ancien régime. While the eighteenth-century woman could at least sidle through a doorway, Galliano’s beauties, because of the depths of their skirts, would have to torque and deform their hoops to squeeze their way through.

Maria-Luisa (dite Coré)

Christian Dior by John Galliano

Haute Couture Spring/Summer 1998 

In this design, John Galliano for Dior combined the elements of a robe à la française with the vast crinolined silhouettes of the mid-nineteenth century. The stomacher, open overskirt, and petticoat are expressly eighteenth century, but the huge wired cages that support the skirts over nine feet wide are constructed more like the hoops of the Second Empire than the discrete by comparison panniers of the ancien régime. While the eighteenth-century woman could at least sidle through a doorway, Galliano’s beauties, because of the depths of their skirts, would have to torque and deform their hoops to squeeze their way through.

#Christian Dior #Haute Couture #Spring/Summer 1998
Posted 7 months ago with 2,156 notes

  1. poete reblogged this from fashioninhistory
  2. joji-in-a-jar reblogged this from akemi2407
  3. akemi2407 reblogged this from transientfashion
  4. twisted-and-tangled reblogged this from transientfashion
  5. crazycatladyyy reblogged this from transientfashion
  6. sadachbia94 reblogged this from transientfashion
  7. branch reblogged this from transientfashion
  8. transientfashion reblogged this from aeronswardrobe
  9. mychemicalbaboonchild reblogged this from fashioninhistory and added:
    Gorgeous
  10. luminousominous reblogged this from fashioninhistory
  11. yuhanayrs reblogged this from detailingthedetails
  12. whatthehelll reblogged this from detailingthedetails
  13. fashioncouture19 reblogged this from detailingthedetails
  14. detailingthedetails reblogged this from fashioninhistory
  15. www-sharingiscaring-domain reblogged this from fashioninhistory
  16. kuralacroix reblogged this from smilexdraw-
  17. cephetacean reblogged this from fashioninhistory
  18. smilexdraw- reblogged this from castielsscruff
  19. castielsscruff reblogged this from fashioninhistory
  20. foreverconfused21 reblogged this from vskyx
  21. vskyx reblogged this from fashioninhistory
  22. s-pacetraveler reblogged this from uszi-suszi
  23. devilsredemption reblogged this from fashioninhistory
  24. the-fancy-mr-b reblogged this from nightishere
  25. nightishere reblogged this from kittymaverick
theme