While our fashion focus leans towards the Victorian and Edwardian Eras, we appreciate fashion of all eras and often draw inspiration from them. Below is a short video of the The “Bar” suit that was developed by Christian Dior in 1948:
We were blessed being able to view this garment up close at the V&A Museum although not quite in the detail shown in the video 😁. Here’s a good view of one example of the the bar suit:
The one element that we found the most striking is the wasp-waist silhouette combined with the use of a voluminous amount of fabric for the skirt. Also, in many respects, the coat is reminiscent of an 1880s style bodice. It’s fascinating how style elements seemingly return on a periodic basis. 😁
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I’ve always loved that suit. Thank you for sharing that video. Fascinating!