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How to be irresistible and look like a goddess?


By Carole-Eve

On 10, Oct 2014 | | In | By Carole-Eve

How to be irresistible and look like a goddess?

Dig into the exhibition “The 50’s, Fashion in France, 1947 – 1957″, at the Palais Galliera, Paris Fashion Museum, until November 2nd 2014 and the secrets of the Parisian goddesses of the 50’s will be revealed to you.

Architects of French elegance

This qualitative exhibition pays a tribute to designers such as Dior, Fath, Balmain and Balenciaga who magnified aristocrat ladies and international clients with chic elegance.

In 1947, Christian Dior created the “New Look”, a new femininity after the offensive and robust garments worn by women during World War II.

A Couture wardrobe

In the 50’s, the wardrobe of a Parisian was obviously made to measure to get a Couture Allure. Day time, afternoon, cocktail and evening dresses used to reshape the silhouette.

Aesthetic and beauty were of prime importance before comfort. The waist and the hips were clad in tight girdles to get the emblematic hourglass curves. All garments of the wardrobe magnified the body of the ladies and gave them an irresistible aristocratic aura.

Accessories: the signature of a woman of taste

Accessories played a key essential role as well to get the French chic: hats, shoes and bags had to respect certain proportions in order not to break the pure lines of the silhouette.

The colours chosen for the accessories had to be in harmony with the colours of the fabric of the garments, which was a crucial element in the 50’s: too much contrast would have been too vulgar and shocking while a “camaieu” of colours was a sign of a woman of taste.

Everything was done to gave majesty and elongate the silhouette towards the sky like like a goddess to produce this haugty attitude.

3 secrets to look like a goddess of the 50’s today:

 Invest in a pencil or corolla skirt and a tailored jacket. Your waist has to be visibily underlined and your skirt should not be too short (from 5 to 7 centimetres below your knees).

Black, grey, navy are perfect colours to get a Parisian allure. If needed, wear a girdle underneath and accentuate the hourglass effect with a Basque over your jacket.

 Select refined accessories: silk prints symbolising the essence of femininity, pearl necklaces, black stilettos (no more than 6 cm for perfect curve) and an elegant hand carry black leather bag.

♥ Adorn your lips with a deep red lipstick and you will look like a chic Parisian.

How do you feel in this look?

 

- Sophisticated corolla dresses with embroideries for the evening.

"Solveig" by Pierre Balmain, short evening dress, fall / winters 1957 - 1958.  Photography: Grégoire Alexandre

“Solveig” by Pierre Balmain, short evening dress, fall / winters 1957 – 1958.
Photography: Grégoire Alexandre

- Curves of the silhouette accentuated by a slender waist.

Christian Dior Boutique, long evening dress, towards 1954. Jacques Fath, long evening dress, towards 1948. Grès, evening dress, fall / winter 1956 – 1957.  Photography: Grégoire Alexandre

Christian Dior Boutique, long evening dress, towards 1954. Jacques Fath, long evening dress, towards 1948. Grès, evening dress, fall / winter 1956 – 1957. Photography: Grégoire Alexandre

- A silhouette perfectly structured.

Carven, « esperanto », suit, spring / summer 1951. Alwynn, evening dress, towards 1950. Heim – Actualité. « Abdullah », cocktail dress, spring / summer 1952. Photography: Grégoire Alexandre

Carven, « esperanto », suit, spring / summer 1951. Alwynn, evening dress, towards 1950. Heim – Actualité, Abdullah », cocktail dress, spring / summer 1952. Photography: Grégoire Alexandre

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