Elite Christian Dior Couture Splendor
Fashion designer Christian Dior began his fashion career by selling sketches of hats to Parisians in 1935.
Dior established his own house in 1946.
Presented his first collection in Paris (February 12, 1947)
For his first collection, Dior created the New Look for which his fashion house became renowned.
Its feminine elegance, with delicate shoulders, tight waist and full skirt, was inspired by the spirit of Parisian women.
The opulence of his designs contrasted with the grim post-war reality of Europe, and helped re-establish Paris as the joyful fashion capital it had once been.
In the 11 years before his death, Dior dictated European style. Each of his collections had a theme – the classic suit, and the ballerina skirt that ruled the early 1950’s.
When he died suddenly in Italy in 1957, the world lost one of the most elite designers.
Now we can all have at least one Dior in our closet.