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Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Dior or Chanel? The Thoughtful Dresser poll



Who was the most important designer of the twentieth century? Coco Chanel, who invented modern dress and who liberated women for modern times? Or Christian Dior whose New Look created some of the most beautiful clothes ever made?

Cast your vote in the Thoughtful Dresser Poll on the right.

13 comments:

laundry said...

I'm surprised to see Chanel getting so many votes. While I can respect the effect her polished minimalism has had on the fashion community, I truly think the New Look resonates much more in society today. The Coco Chanel "look" is a classic, but one that not many try (or succeed in) emulating in everyday life.

I'm a huge fan of Chanel, but I have to give credit where it's due, and today I think it goes to Christian Dior.

Laura said...

I agree with Laundry, especially considering that the New Look emphasizes a silhouette that is almost universally flattering.

enc said...

Coco subtracted fabric from her dresses, and changed the silhouette of femininity.

Dior added fabric to his dresses, and changed the silhouette of femininity.

Draw.

La BellaDonna said...

Dior, absolutely. He wanted to create beauty, and was inspired by happy memories of his mother.

Chanel flattened out the curves that are natural to women (thus subtracting femininity as well as fabric), and refused to pay her mannequins a decent wage, telling them to take lovers to make up the difference.

She was also a total Nazi sympathizer, which angers and nauseates me (she was living with a Nazi officer during the war, and offered to help the Germans with the negotiations with England when the war was nearing its end). Dior's sister, on the other hand, was in the Resistance, and wound up in the camps until Liberation.

Aesthetically, I also look fabulous in the New Look silhoutte, and like a lumpy rolled-up carpet in the classic Chanel silhoutte.

Dior, Dior, Dior!!

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