How very Dior of you. See kids, in 1947 Christian Dior, a French designer, pioneered what he called the "New Look", the hallmarks of which were a full bust, pinched waist and very full calf length skirt. This was a marked contrast to the boyish flappers of the 20s and and slim silhouettes of the 30s and 40s. The style has since become iconic and represents the standard "retro" look. Dior single-handedly invented the silhouette of the 50s.