Fashion -- and following the time -- honoured tradition of showing winter collections before the northern European summer has even begun -- the house of Christian Dior unveiled their winter lingerie in London on Tuesday (10 May).
SV Model showing night-dress and negligee set in pale pink (2 shots)
SV Model parading in white suspender belt and briefs) (3 shots)
SV & GV Model in black lace bra and panties (3 shots)
SVs Model in silk nightdress and negligee ensemble sitting at table and drinking champagne, then standing to take off negligee to show nightdress (4 shots)
SVs Models showing short and long satin silk pyjamas (2 shots)
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Background: Fashion -- and following the time -- honoured tradition of showing winter collections before the northern European summer has even begun -- the house of Christian Dior unveiled their winter lingerie in London on Tuesday (10 May).
SYNOPSIS: In recent years there has been a trend away from the stark modernity of the 50's and 60's towards a softer, more feminine approach. This nightdress and negligee set takes the theme to its extremes. Its inspiration comes from the 20's -- but the fabric is very much 1977 -- washable, non-iron polyester. And the price -- a mere 200 sterling (360 U.S. dollars).
Christina Dior hide their lingerie designers behind a cloak of anonymity -- but for anyone's money this combination was the realisation of a man's dreams. For years now fashion pundits have been trying to lure women away from tights and back into stockings. Men say tights aren't sexy -- women say stockings and suspenders aren't comfortable. It remains to be seen who will win.
No self-respecting femme fatale would consider her wardrobe complete without the classic black lace bra and panty set. But she'd have to be rich to afford this one -- retail price about 30.00 sterling (54 U.S. dollars).
And young and fit and preferably sun-tanned too.
Dior describe their 1977-78 lingerie collection as "luxuriously feminine" -- epitomised here in this sultry peach-coloured silk satin nightdress and negligee ensemble. Model Jackie trying to look as if she'd just stepped out of a time machine and onto a 1930's Hollywood film set. Anybody who feels like sharing her mood will have to form out about 400.00 sterling (720 U.S. dollar) for the privilege of doing it the Dior way. Outside the millionaire class you could always try scouring the secondhand shops.
In contrast these outfits reflect a contemporary mood -- but still in the luxury class. Both short and long pyjamas sets in silk satin with lace trim. From Dior they cost about 150.00 sterling each (270 U.S. dollars), but's an idea the chain stores might well bring within the reach of the woman-in-the-street.