'Wowing in the floor-length column style number, Jennifer oozed high fashion glamour
with a contemporary elegance in the cut out design featuring a slick overlay.'
This comment is from the 'femailfashionfinder' insert in the Golden Globes article from The Daily Mail today 11/01/2016. I disagree. The 'cut away/out' look was legend in the sixties, particularly thanks to one of my favourite designers who recently passed, Andre Courreges!
Nonetheless, this beautiful Christian Dior dress deserves much adulation and praise, perhaps not for it's originality but it's timeless appeal. The crop topped overlay again, is most definitely a sixties phenomenon however it's fixture at the rear of the gown may be new.
Below are some sewing pattern sketches of overlays used in evening wear in the sixties:
Back to the man who started it all, Andre Courreges who passed away at a ripe age within the last week. Courreges had such vision and he also had a lot of fun with it. I love looking at his 'Space Age' designs because they were truly avaunt gard, playful and aesthetically a feast!