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- n. a style of women's clothing created by Christian Dior in 1947; involved a tight bodice and narrow waist and a flowing pleated skirt
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7 Turim has also argued that the built-in hourglass shape of the New Look dress itself functioned as a form of gilded bondage, helping to restore postwar women to sexualized, maternal roles.8 The New Look dress introduced by Christian Dior in 1947 achieved its peak of American popularity in the early fifties.
Elsie Seidel, his high-school girlfriend, the daughter of a country feed-and-hardware merchant, was always smartly turned out, with polished penny loafers and ribbed knee socks and sweeping skirts and broad belts in the New Look style, and tortoiseshell barrettes gleaming in the bouncy waves of her light-brown hair.