Jacques Fath’s success was to know how to cater to the psychological needs of female. The peplum suit designed by him highlighted the changes of the curve from waist to hip. He liked the bright colors in particular. The suits designed by him usually had irregular collar line, singing anti-tune against the chilled, real world. Christian Dior strongly denied her 1947 Corolla "series was affected by Fath's. However, Fath’s irregular collar, skirt peplum decoration looked so similar to "corolla" series and "Bar Jacket”.
At this point, the peplum had almost become a neutral suit’s feminine decoration. It extends at the lower hem of the coat. Therefore, the woman wearing a suit will be significantly distinguished from men. However, the form of its existence is not so simple. Balenciaga made an evening dress in 1959. The peplum was put on the outside of the cocoon-shaped jacket, making a double-layer skirt effect with a pencil skirt. Also, going with a homogeneous elbow gloves will make for a great style.
Lady Ethel Granger’s "wasp waist" is an extreme expression of aesthetics
Caption: the model Stella Tennant was imitating Ethel Granger in the September 2011 issue of Italian edition of Vogue.
Housewives’ New Clothes
Not only in Europe, had the peplum received equal treatment in the United States, for a slightly different reason. The advertising posters with perfect housewife could be seen in the magazines. Models were wearing suits that imitate the new style of Christian Dior. The peplum waist was put a slightly longer covering the hip line. There were fresh fruits on the table and housewives were holding a Coca-Cola. This picture had been carefully set up to demonstrate a new female style.
After World War II, American women returned to the traditional family core. They went back to the kitchens and living rooms, continuing to play the traditional role of the woman. Taking care of husband and children and looking after the house is the supreme mission of the woman. It was even the goal in life for a housewife. Any anti-feminine behavior, such as political interest or no love for woman thing would be seen as very orthodox.