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Cinched at the waist, with soft rounded shoulders and a swirling skirt, Christian Dior's famous "Bonbon" dress today appears the epitome of modesty and restraint. The French fashion designer had been yearning for a return to a more feminine silhouette to replace what he called post-war "soldier women with a boxer's build". The hourglass-shaped "Bonbon" or "Sweetie" dress -- one of more than 100 haute couture outfits that have just gone on display at a new exhibition in Paris -- fitted the bill perfectly. The style was highly influential and "found great resonance with other couturiers", according to Olivier Saillard, co-curator of the exhibition at Paris's Galliera museum of fashion.
Vogue Japan is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Linda Evangelista, Stephanie Seymour, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer and Nadja Auermann are the five "Perfect Icons" featured on the September cover of Vogue Japan.
This summer, Californian brand Banana Republic has recruited Roland Mouret for a sexy capsule collection. The first images of the campaign starring Karolina Kurkova were unveiled this week. Nicknamed the "master of the dress," Mouret is set to shake up a lot of wardrobes with this limited edition capsule collection. First announced back in April, Banana Republic has now revealed the first promotional visuals for the line, fronted by Karolina Kurkova.
Although it's not due for release any time soon, the Pirelli calendar is making headlines this week following Vanity Fair Italia's revelation of new details. The magazine reports that Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima and the plus-size model Candice Huffine will be among the stars of the 2015 edition. While it was announced earlier that Steven Meisel would be in charge of lensing the famous Pirelli calendar this year, details on the cast and the theme remained under wraps.