1949 - 1951 | BARING THE FOOT | ANDRE' PERUGIA FOR CHRISTIAN DIOR | PART 2

1951 | March, 5 | LIFE magazine
Christian Dior dress from the spring/summer collection | The model is Sylvie Hirsch
Source: LIFE magazine

"The dress on this week’s cover is one of the prints that made spring news in Paris. A Dior design, which will be imported by Henry Bendel, it has a pleated skirt, worn over a stiff petticoat, and a matching print stole. Wearing the dress is one of the top models in Paris, 23-years-old Sylvie Hirsch, of Dior’s. To halt the growing practice of importing Americans for fashion photographs, Sylvie and the Dior girls adopted a Machiavelian tactic. They went on a semi-starvation diet, got their waists so slim that only one of the American girls who came over for the openings could be squeezed into the clothes which had been fitted to the French models." 
[Life March 5, 1951]

Matching the printed dress on the cover was a sandal created by André Perugia. In black or white, this sandal accompanied the entire Dior spring/summer 1951 collection. As always, the model was later licensed to I.Miller for overseas production.



1951 | LIFE magazine cover detail
André Perugia sandal
Source: LIFE magazine

1951 | André Perugia for Dior
Source: URIC magazine # 89

1951 | Christian Dior
Evening sandals and shoe by André Perugia
Source: LIFE Magazine | Photo by Gordon Parks

1951 | mr. Christian Dior and Sylvie Hirsch
Evening dress
Sandals by André Perugia
Source: Hprints

1951 | Christian Dior | Dress with rich embroidery
Shoes by André Perugia
The mannequin is Alla Ichnun.
Source: L'Officiel de la Mode

1951 | Christian Dior
Shoes by André Perugia
Model Alla Ichnun

1951 | Dresses by Christian Dior
Shoes by André Perugia

1951 | Dresses by Christian Dior
Shoes by André Perugia
1951 | Outfit by Christian Dior | Printed gauze from the Aleutian Islands by Staron
Shoes by André Perugia
Source: L'Officiel de la Mode



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