Haute Couture Fall-Winter 1954, H line
This ensemble, designed for the Haute Couture Fall-Winter 1954 collection, was later used in the Christian Dior London collections. The name given to the design is purely evocative as Christian Dior never visited the island. It was later given to other designs, in other collections. Very often, the chosen name revealed more of the couturier’s imagination.
The choice of pink for this design was not insignificant. Christian Dior particularly liked this colour and devoted an entry to it inThe Little Dictionary of Fashion which he wrote in 1954. For him pink was “the colour of happiness and femininity”, and particularly suitable for dresses and coats, like Cuba.
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