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    Fashion History Classics: Who invented the first A-Line collection?

    Oktober 9th, 2016

    The term ‘A-Line’ is usually used to describe a certain type of clothing, usually a dress, skirt or coat that is shaped like the capital letter ‘A’. It is narrow at the top and flares away from the hip towards the knees. Read the rest of this entry
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    Let’s ask the Fashion Dictionary: What’s an H-Line?

    Juni 3rd, 2014

    What was introduced by French couture designer Christian Dior in 1954 still remains an important fashion shape in today’s fashion.

    Must known fashion term #42: H-Line

    The term ‘H-Line’ is usually used to describe a certain type of clothing, usually a dress or a skirt that is shaped like the capital letter ‘H’. Its slim-fitting shape with a straight, narrow cut falls to, or just below, the knee.

    Dior used his invention of the classic pencil skirt which was tailored for a close fit back then to describe the shape of the new H-Line. See also Dior’s A-Line and Y-Line.

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    Fashion History Classics: Who invented the Pencil Skirt?

    November 14th, 2013

    French fashion designer Christian Dior first introduced the classic modern pencil skirt in the late 1940s using the term “H-Line” to describe its shape. It is in stark contrast to Dior’s full-skirted New Look in his “A-line.” Read the rest of this entry
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    Fashion History Classics: Who invented the first Y-Line collection?

    Oktober 27th, 2011

    Christian Dior in 1954. Details are coming up soon!

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    2_Fashion History Classics: Who invented the A-Line?
    3_Fashion History Classics: Who invented the H-Line?


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    Fashion History Classics: Who invented the first H-Line collection?

    Oktober 27th, 2011

    Christian Dior in 1954. More info is coming up soon!

    Related Articles:
    1_Definition of the H-Line in speakfashion’s fashion dictionary
    2_Fashion History Classics: Who invented the A-Line?
    3_Fashion History Classics: Who invented the Y-Line?


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    Y-Line

    Oktober 27th, 2011

    The term “Y-Line” is usually used to describe a certain type of clothing, usually a dress that is shaped like the capital letter ‘Y’. Its slim-fitting shape with a straight, narrow cut falls from the V-neck to or just below the knee. That particular shape was first introduced by French couture designer Christian Dior in 1954.  See also Dior’s A-Line and H-Line.
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    H-Line

    Oktober 27th, 2011

    The term ‘H-Line’ is usually used to describe a certain type of clothing, usually a dress or a skirt that is shaped like the capital letter ‘H’. Its slim-fitting shape with a straight, narrow cut falls to, or just below, the knee. The H-Line was introduced by French couture designer Christian Dior in 1954. He used his invention of the classic pencil skirt which was tailored for a close fit back then to describe the shape of the new H-Line. See also Dior’s A-Line and Y-Line.
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    A-Line

    Januar 10th, 2011

    The fashion term ‘A-Line’ is mostly used to describe a certain type of clothing, usually a dress, skirt or coat that is shaped like the capital letter ‘A’. It is slim-fitted at waist and flares away towards the knees. First interpreted and used by French couture designer Christian Dior in 1955, the A-Line works well on most figure types, but it is perfect for disguising bottom-heavy figures. See also Dior’s H-Line & Y-Line.


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