The French fashion house's most recent catwalk show styles recall 40s and 50s – with longer skirt lengths that harken back to a more demure time.

This article titled “Dior looks back to its postwar prime as label moves on from Galliano scandal” was written by Imogen Fox in Paris, for The Guardian on Friday 2nd March 2012 17.14 UTC

Parisian fashion for next autumn will have much in common with styles from the late 40s and early 50s on the evidence of Friday’s Dior show.

Bill Gaytten, the man charged with steering the Dior ship into calmer waters after the John Galliano scandal, showed a collection which took the classic shapes of the brand’s heyday as its starting point. “I wanted to take classic Dior, clean it up and strip it back,” he said before the Musée Rodin show. “A more minimal approach makes the look more contemporary.”

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