A new new look

In 1947 Christian Dior changed the direction of fashion with a dramatic new silhouette. As part of How To Spend It’s 15th anniversary celebrations, John Galliano and the House of Dior collaborated with style editor Damian Foxe to showcase its impact on fashion today.

Wool crepe jacket, silk and lace corset, silk stockings, patent calf-skin belt, and silk and feather hat, all price on request, by Dior Haute Couture.Dior, 31 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7172 0172; www.dior.com) and stockists.
Wool crepe jacket, silk and lace corset, silk stockings, patent calf-skin belt, and silk and feather hat, all price on request, by Dior Haute Couture.Dior, 31 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7172 0172; www.dior.com) and stockists. | Image: Yuval Hen
Satin dress with grosgrain detail, about €2,476, by Dolce & Gabbana. Feather hat, price on request, by Dior Haute Couture.Dior, 31 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7172 0172; www.dior.com) and stockists. Dolce & Gabbana, 6-8 Old Bond Street, London W1 (020-7659 9000; www.dolcegabbana.com) and branch.
Satin dress with grosgrain detail, about €2,476, by Dolce & Gabbana. Feather hat, price on request, by Dior Haute Couture.Dior, 31 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7172 0172; www.dior.com) and stockists. Dolce & Gabbana, 6-8 Old Bond Street, London W1 (020-7659 9000; www.dolcegabbana.com) and branch. | Image: Yuval Hen
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Embroidered lace dress, silk stockings, pearl necklace, and satin platform sandals, all price on request, by Dior Haute Couture.Dior, 31 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7172 0172; www.dior.com) and stockists.
Embroidered lace dress, silk stockings, pearl necklace, and satin platform sandals, all price on request, by Dior Haute Couture.Dior, 31 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7172 0172; www.dior.com) and stockists. | Image: Yuval Hen
Laminated tweed kimono jacket, £1,280, by Luisa Beccaria. Silk and lace corset, and silk stockings, both price on request, by Dior Haute Couture. Roi d’Opalie pendant in platinum, diamonds, pink opal and pearls, price on request, by Dior Joaillerie.Dior, 31 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7172 0172; www.dior.com) and stockists. Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, London SW1 (020-7730 1234; www.harrods.com). Luisa Beccaria, 020-7240 4444; www.luisabeccaria.com and see Harrods.
Laminated tweed kimono jacket, £1,280, by Luisa Beccaria. Silk and lace corset, and silk stockings, both price on request, by Dior Haute Couture. Roi d’Opalie pendant in platinum, diamonds, pink opal and pearls, price on request, by Dior Joaillerie.Dior, 31 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7172 0172; www.dior.com) and stockists. Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, London SW1 (020-7730 1234; www.harrods.com). Luisa Beccaria, 020-7240 4444; www.luisabeccaria.com and see Harrods. | Image: Yuval Hen
Patterned velvet jacket, £5,360, matching skirt, £2,530, both by Lanvin. Silk hat and silver and Swarovski crystal necklace, both price on request, by Dior Haute Couture. Dior, 31 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7172 0172; www.dior.com) and stockists. Lanvin, 128 Mount Street, London W1 (020-7491 1839; www.lanvin.com) and stockists.
Patterned velvet jacket, £5,360, matching skirt, £2,530, both by Lanvin. Silk hat and silver and Swarovski crystal necklace, both price on request, by Dior Haute Couture. Dior, 31 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7172 0172; www.dior.com) and stockists. Lanvin, 128 Mount Street, London W1 (020-7491 1839; www.lanvin.com) and stockists. | Image: Yuval Hen
Embroidered silk faille dress, silk stockings and satin platform sandals, all price on request, by Dior Haute Couture.Dior, 31 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7172 0172; www.dior.com) and stockists.
Embroidered silk faille dress, silk stockings and satin platform sandals, all price on request, by Dior Haute Couture.Dior, 31 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7172 0172; www.dior.com) and stockists. | Image: Yuval Hen
Embroidered tulle and silk organza dress, and silver earrings with Swarovski crystals and pearls, both price on request, by Dior Haute Couture. Dior, 31 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7172 0172; www.dior.com) and stockists.
Embroidered tulle and silk organza dress, and silver earrings with Swarovski crystals and pearls, both price on request, by Dior Haute Couture. Dior, 31 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7172 0172; www.dior.com) and stockists. | Image: Yuval Hen
Wool dress with lacquered print, £8,840, and leather and wool shoes, catwalk only, both by Alexander McQueen. Feather hat, price on request, by Dior Haute Couture.Alexander McQueen, 4-5 Old Bond Street, London W1 (020-7355 0088; www.alexandermcqueen.com). Dior, 31 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7172 0172; www.dior.com) and stockists.
Wool dress with lacquered print, £8,840, and leather and wool shoes, catwalk only, both by Alexander McQueen. Feather hat, price on request, by Dior Haute Couture.Alexander McQueen, 4-5 Old Bond Street, London W1 (020-7355 0088; www.alexandermcqueen.com). Dior, 31 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7172 0172; www.dior.com) and stockists. | Image: Yuval Hen
Wool crepe jacket, £970, by Prada. Pearl necklace, £1,195, by Dior.Dior, 31 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7172 0172; www.dior.com) and stockists. Prada, 16-18 Old Bond Street, London W1 (0207-647 5000; www.prada.com) and branch.
Wool crepe jacket, £970, by Prada. Pearl necklace, £1,195, by Dior.Dior, 31 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7172 0172; www.dior.com) and stockists. Prada, 16-18 Old Bond Street, London W1 (0207-647 5000; www.prada.com) and branch. | Image: Yuval Hen
Beaded tweed jacket, £880, by John Rocha. Silk and lace corset, and silk stockings, both price on request, by Dior Haute Couture. Leather platform pumps, £795, by Dior.Dior, 31 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7172 0172; www.dior.com) and stockists. John Rocha, 15a Dover Street, London W1 (020-7495 2233; www.johnrocha.ie). Hair: Philippe Mensah at B Agency. Make-up: Jolanta Cedro at B Agency using Dior Autumn Look. Model: Michelle at City. Nails: Isabelle Pain at Majeur et evenement. Stylist’s assistant: Rochelle Reef. Photographer’s assistants: Dougie Irvine and Aurelie Villedrouin. Retouching and Production: Studio Private (020-7613 0495; www.studioprivate.co.uk).
Beaded tweed jacket, £880, by John Rocha. Silk and lace corset, and silk stockings, both price on request, by Dior Haute Couture. Leather platform pumps, £795, by Dior.Dior, 31 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7172 0172; www.dior.com) and stockists. John Rocha, 15a Dover Street, London W1 (020-7495 2233; www.johnrocha.ie). Hair: Philippe Mensah at B Agency. Make-up: Jolanta Cedro at B Agency using Dior Autumn Look. Model: Michelle at City. Nails: Isabelle Pain at Majeur et evenement. Stylist’s assistant: Rochelle Reef. Photographer’s assistants: Dougie Irvine and Aurelie Villedrouin. Retouching and Production: Studio Private (020-7613 0495; www.studioprivate.co.uk). | Image: Yuval Hen
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