It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The sun and serotonin are up, everybody starts showing off their legs, and the world seems like a pretty good place to live after all. It’s summertime, and the living is quite easy. Especially if you are chilling at the beach, or by the pool, wearing a bikini, drinking refreshing cocktail, and checking out everyone that passes across your vision field, looking for a potential fling you’ll remember your summer by.
Have you ever wondered why we don’t usually sunbathe naked, and how did these two-piece garments, also known as bikini, came to be associated with sun, beach, pool and fun?
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The dress/skirt shape that looks good on everyone and can be found in almost every collection in the history of Fashion. The A-line.
Although this style exists as long as people thrive on this planet, the term was first used by His Majesty Christian Dior, to describe his Spring 1955 collection.
Working Title/Artist: “A” ensemble Department: Costume Institute Culture/Period/Location: HB/TOA Date Code: Working Date: spring/summer 1955 photography by mma 1996, transparency #3a scanned by bob goldman retouched by film and media (jn) 11_14_05
It was the biggest trend those days! Known as “most wanted silhouette in Paris” it was widely popularized by Yves Saint Laurent, who back then was the hottest designer.
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