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The Naughty New Look: Dior Couture S/S 2010

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Planned or not, a model from the S/S 2010 Dior Couture show ran out of the venue yesterday to rip off her glove and pose for the bloggers, jubilant onlookers and our Paris correspondent who captured every last one of her sassy high hip stances. It seems Galliano is going back to the roots of Dior with his own trademark, historical twists. This model, and our petite preview of Dior’s new couture line, is dressed in a New Look jacket, but the pleated skirt has been removed to show off her pin-up black lingerie and garters. And as Galliano usually likes to reference historical periods older than 1947, the jacket has been cut away at the bust with a layering detail reminiscent of a dandy menswear look of layered vests from the 1800s. What better way to sex up the New Look than removing the skirt and lowering the neckline? But at a time when excess is a problem in our world and not a celebration of the freedom of wartime rationing, the editing of a 25 yard skirt reveals much more than just a nice pair of legs. This outfit gets the vintage stamp-of-approval and a big thank you to Mr. Galliano for always making historical reference in fashion smart and sexy.

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