A few days ago, I found this pic on Face Hunter. It caught my eye immediately and inspired me to do a post about "New Look".
Christian Dior showed his first collection, called "Carolle Line"(aka "New Look"), in 1947. The shape was very feminine: large bust, small waist, and full skirt. After the war a dramatic change was needed, and the new silhouette became popular very quickly.
The epitome of New Look: Carrie Bradshaw