A reinterpretation by fashion designer Vivienne Westwood of the dirndl, traditional dress of the Alpine countryside that has lately found new fans, as an exhibition in Austria documents.  A reinterpretation by fashion designer Vivienne Westwood of the dirndl, traditional dress of the Alpine countryside that has lately found new fans, as an exhibition in Austria documents.
A reinterpretation by fashion designer Vivienne Westwood of the dirndl, traditional dress of the Alpine countryside that has lately found new fans, as an exhibition in Austria documents.
Fashion

The humble dirndl, with its bodice, white blouse, apron and full skirt, is celebrated in Austrian exhibition

  • The dirndl dress is to Austria ‘what the kilt is to Scotland or the kimono is to Japan’, says the curator of an exhibition about its journey to the catwalk
  • Initially a cheap, practical dress, it became a favourite of ladies of the imperial court in 19th century Austria. Today a custom-made one can cost US$1,200

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A reinterpretation by fashion designer Vivienne Westwood of the dirndl, traditional dress of the Alpine countryside that has lately found new fans, as an exhibition in Austria documents.  A reinterpretation by fashion designer Vivienne Westwood of the dirndl, traditional dress of the Alpine countryside that has lately found new fans, as an exhibition in Austria documents.
A reinterpretation by fashion designer Vivienne Westwood of the dirndl, traditional dress of the Alpine countryside that has lately found new fans, as an exhibition in Austria documents.
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