Sunday, August 4, 2013

Dixie Dugan and the New Look of 1947

One of my favorites: A comic strip commenting on a fashion trend, and a paper doll that picks up the theme. Many of the paper dolls attached to comic strips don't necessarily comment on the plot in the comic.  This one does, as Dixie Dugan discovers that she's not "on trend" as we would say today.

The New Look of 1947 was introduced by Christian Dior. It was his first collection, and represented  a dramatic return to femininity and opulence after the spartan style and rationing of the war years. You can read more about Dior here.

And just for good measure, the strip that ran below the paper doll also had fashion "issues," with a cat that sheds, and one woman's solution... 

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