DIOR - THIS is why couture is different. The underlying structure of the gown is what makes it look like it does on the wearer. We who sew are in a singular position to create this for our own bodies!
this style is so classic & exquisite, a similar dress could be more easily made w/ a significantly less revealing bodice. it's easier to cut a whole top than to engineer an open front that prevents explosions of flesh. (Chanel)