The New Look before 1947

I love this picture of Elsie de Wolfe’s party in Paris from July 1939 because it shows how the postwar ‘New Look’ silhouette was already underway before the war stymied style and forced a different direction in fashion for the duration of the conflict:

3 thoughts on “The New Look before 1947

    • I don’t think Fred Astaire was part of her social circle, but he may have been. I know Chanel was.

  1. I have a gorgeous Angele Delanghe blue satin gown from this year that exactly shows where fashion was headed just before the war! (Unfortunately the colour of the blue satin is rather uneven but it’s still an incredible example of London haute couture design right before the war.)

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