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|Christian Dior on a 2005 Romanian stamp|
|Birthday/Birthplace||(1905-01-21)21 January 1905
Granville, Manche, France
|Deceased||24 October 1957(1957-10-24)
Montecatini Terme, Tuscany, Italy
|Cause of death||Heart attack|
|Resting place||Cimetière de Callian, Callian, Departement du Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France|
|Family||Catherine Dior (sister)
Françoise Dior (niece)
Christian Dior (Granville, France, January 21, 1905-Montecatini Terme, Italy, October 24, 1957) was an influential fashion designer, founder of the fashion firm that carries his name, Dior, one of the most representative brands of luxury goods of the last century.
Christian Dior was the son of a family of the French provincial bourgeoisie. He was educated by the diplomatic service at the École des Sciences Politiques in Paris. Then, she started working in the fashion industry, her true vocation.
First, Dior made sketches for Robert Piguet, the great Parisian designer of the time. In 1946, backed by textile tycoon Marcel Boussac, (called the “king of cotton”), he established a sewing house in Paris. In twenty years he expanded his business to 15 countries and employed more than 2000 people. Likewise, it diversified the business towards other luxury products, such as perfumes or jewelry, with a resounding sales success. Some of the most mythical compositions in the history of perfumery carry the Dior label.
It is especially known the so-called “New Look” of 1947 (nickname given by an American journalist), a sewing style for women that proposes turned shoulders, thin waist and wide skirt in the shape of a corolla twenty centimeters from the ground. It represents the classic elegance and the return to a feminine image, and supposed the recovery of the luxury and the excess after the depression of the Second World War.
He came to affirm in a 1953 interview, after they asked him: What is the queen that he liked the most? The only queen I dressed was Eva Perón. In fact, he came to have such affinity with the glamor of the former Argentine first lady, who owned a mannequin with Eva’s measurements in his workshop.
After his death, the house Dior has continued his activity with other renowned designers: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simmons, currently the position of Creative Director of Dior assumes by primeva once in history the Italian Maria Grazia Chiuri (who previously worked in the same position in the firm Valentino).
House Dior has dressed celebrities like Diana of Wales (which the firm honored in 1995 with a famous handbag called “Lady Dior”). Other clients include France’s first lady Carla Bruni and the sister of Spain’s King Elena of Spain, among many others.
Christian Dior Net Worth – $10 Million
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