It’s What’s Inside That Counts

When it comes to clothing design, it’s what’s inside that can make a simple dress unbearable or unbelievable.  At Senza Tempo we believe distinction is in the details. Our garments are lined with 100% silk habatoi and ultra-luxurious silk charmeuse — a common detail in very high end and couture clothing, but not ready-to-wear.  Silk […]

The Shift Dress: Classical Elegance Defined

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Hubert de Givenchy is often credited with creating the shift dress, having designed the black one Audrey Hepburn wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, though the shape has roots in the flapper trends from the 1920s. This silhouette is practically synonymous with former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ style — especially during her White House years. […]

The Trapeze Dress: A Mod Sensation

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Christian Dior first introduced his A-line collection in 1955, an unfussy departure from his ultra-feminine New Look collection. Most fashion historians, however, cite Yves Saint Lauren as the creator of the Trapeze dress, the best-known A-line dress, in his 1958 collection for the House of Dior. Slimmer versions became synonymous with the mod style of […]

The “New Look” That Created Fashion History

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It’s hard to imagine today’s fashion without the fit-and-flare dress, but in 1947 Haper’s Bazaar editor Carmel Snow declared Christian Dior’s first post War collection had “such a new look!” The Bar Suit, with its hourglass silhouette, was the iconic ensemble from this legendary collection. The skirt alone required 20 yards of fabric. The ultra […]

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