Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Christian Dior's Princess Ballerina

There is something alluring about yards and yards of pink tulle. It reminds me of dancing around in my sister's, much too big for me, ballet tutu for hours pretending I was a ballerina princess. For me, tulle creates a whimsical yet chic design, which sort of brings me back to that moment in time when anything and everything was possible. If I could, I  would wear princess inspired couture everyday of my life!!!

This may be why I love this ballerina inspired pink tulle dress at Decades Inc. Circa 1950, the dress bears the newly expanded New York label which was intended to provide america with the 'New Look'. After WWII the new look which, encompassed long skirts and an over-use of fabric was a much needed change from the fabric rations during war time. The long length of the dress and the excessive use of tulle are reminisent of this time.

If you are interested, it is for sale at Decades Inc., an online shop specializing in vintage couture clothing.



Ciao,
Karen

5 comments:

  1. This pink tulle is rather dreamy.
    Ballet inspired clothes always attract me.

    Christy of Dress Rehearsal

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  2. so gorgeous! love the pale pink color :)

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

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