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.