All about christian dior

Christian Dior is a prominent name in the fashion industry, producing some of the finest clothing that initially revolutionized women's fashion.

Christian Dior's fashion career did not start until 1935 after studying political science and sporadic bouts of military service.Initially, he sold sketches of his work, which eventually led to jobs with top designers like Robert Piguet and Lucien Lelong.It wasn't until 1946 that he opened his own fashion house in Paris.

Then in 1947, in an inopportune time of postwar, he unveiled his first collection, which consisted of women's fashion that feminized the female form to the highest degree.Utilizing the most prominent elements of a woman and an extensive amount of the finest textiles, Dior created clothing that flattered small waists, beautifully framed shoulders and accentuated the bust.Needless to say, his initial designs caused quite a stir but were dubbed by Carmel Snow of "Harper's Bazaar" as the "New Look".

Snow's premonition proved right as he exploded onto the Paris fashion scene, providing some of the most compellingly aesthetic designs.His stylistic eye and improved skirt design skills prompted him to introduce themed collections that included H, A, and Y line skirts, waistless dresses as well as hourglass suits and coats that continued to capture the essence and blatant figure of a woman.His consistency never strayed as he continued to use an excessive amount of the finest fabrics to create fine wide skirts and boxy outfits. Dior's know-how for fashion design continued to evolve as he began offering more items and accessories such as hosiery, perfume and ties.He started to receive recognition as a sought after fashion designer as he dressed iconic Hollywood starlets as well as some of the world's most high-status women like Zizi Jeanmarie, Rita Hayworth and Marlene Dietrich.From there, his popularity escalated to unknown proportions and the demand for his luxury-driven styles reached global status.


The unexpected death of Dior in 1957 prompted his recently hired assistant, Yves Saint Laurent to take the helms of his fashion empire.Not to disappoint his mentor, Saint Laurent continued his legacy of finely crafted couture, particularly with his personally designed skirts and dresses.Saint Laurent followed Dior's lead in stylistic female innovation by creating the silhouette-like trapeze dress.Soon after, various successors like Marc Bohan and Gianfranco Ferre took over as head of design at Dior's fashion house, which is still located in Paris.

To this day, Dior maintains his reputation as a well-known and elite name in the luxurious fashion world.In both aspects of ready to wear fashion as well as haute couture,Dior has been an influence to designers all over the world and in everyday fashion.The flagship fashion house in Paris has not only provided its fine products to department stores, but has also branched off into countless boutiques all around the world.The empire he started in the late forties became a part of the parent company LVMH (Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton), which holds the names of other fine couture labels like Christian Lacroix, Marc Jacobs, Fendi and Givenchy.His name remains elegantly embedded in the fashion forefront in everything from his classically feminine corset influenced designs to his more contemporary lines of menswear, purses, lingerie, sunglasses and other quality accessories.

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