The "New Look" actually was born in 1947, created by Christian Dior. It was a backlash from WWII's stringency, and was typically defined by the generousy use of luxurious fabrics, a wasp-waisted silhouette with widely flared skirts. The "Fifties" fashion stereotype of the "poodle skirt and pony tail" is a pale imitation of Dior's Breakout style.

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