One of my goals for the new year is to recreate the iconic Bar Suit. It isn't exact, but then of course, if it was the true suit we'd be talking $$ and nice vacation homes. I love to recreate looks and this one is so much fun to do. I've got a few other things I need and then hopefully sometime early this year I'll be able to put the complete look together. This has been a great journey for me because I've also been learning about the construction of the garment and also what appeals to me is how was this "New Look" received back in the day? I've got a few articles from the magazines of this time period (Spring 1947) to also share along this journey.
You will also notice that I am choosing a black hat. I prefer this over the straw version and a black hat is what was shown at the infamous Dior collection launch of 1947.
Here is a sneak peak at my work in process ensemble, all vintage period pieces:
How lovely is this Dior compact? I couldn't help but purchase it. This is not vintage, of course.
The lapel line and the buttons are eerily similar to the Dior version.
A real deal Dior bar suit:
Image from FIDM museum