Maria Grazia Chiuri, designer for fashion house Dior, poses next to her haute couture creations on miniature mannequins. The dolls in couture echo a similar show French couturiers put together amid post-war austerity in 1945, and which kick-started an haute couture renaissance. Photo: ReutersMaria Grazia Chiuri, designer for fashion house Dior, poses next to her haute couture creations on miniature mannequins. The dolls in couture echo a similar show French couturiers put together amid post-war austerity in 1945, and which kick-started an haute couture renaissance. Photo: Reuters
Maria Grazia Chiuri, designer for fashion house Dior, poses next to her haute couture creations on miniature mannequins. The dolls in couture echo a similar show French couturiers put together amid post-war austerity in 1945, and which kick-started an haute couture renaissance. Photo: Reuters

Dior’s dolls in couture inspired by miniatures from another time of global crisis in World War II’s aftermath

  • Miniature mannequins were used to present the latest collection from French couture house Dior, just as French couturiers had done in 1945
  • Back then, the show of miniatures was a response to shortages of materials. Even so, the dolls had elegant coiffures, hand-sewn underwear, and even jewellery
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Maria Grazia Chiuri, designer for fashion house Dior, poses next to her haute couture creations on miniature mannequins. The dolls in couture echo a similar show French couturiers put together amid post-war austerity in 1945, and which kick-started an haute couture renaissance. Photo: ReutersMaria Grazia Chiuri, designer for fashion house Dior, poses next to her haute couture creations on miniature mannequins. The dolls in couture echo a similar show French couturiers put together amid post-war austerity in 1945, and which kick-started an haute couture renaissance. Photo: Reuters
Maria Grazia Chiuri, designer for fashion house Dior, poses next to her haute couture creations on miniature mannequins. The dolls in couture echo a similar show French couturiers put together amid post-war austerity in 1945, and which kick-started an haute couture renaissance. Photo: Reuters
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