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20th Century Decorative Arts

Christian Dior

Christian Dior was born on 21st of januari, 1905 in Granville, Normandy.

Christian Dior was born on 21st of januari, 1905 in Granville, Normandy. He moved with his parents to Paris, where he studied political sciences.
He was interested in architecture, and designed clothes in his spare time as a hobby. Those designes were esteemed thus, that he could sell them to fashion houses; he also illustrated the fashion articles in The Figaro.
These talents made that he was engaged in 1938 as a designer by Robert Piguet.
In 1941 he movede to Lucien Lelong.
Marcel Boussac, a textiles tycoon, decided 1n 1946 to finance Diors fashion house, and bought a house on the Avenue Montaigne, where Dior still is situated.

In 1947 he lanced his first spring/summer collection, that soon became widely known as the "New Look": very narrow wastes with widely run-out skirts.
He also designed costume jewelry, that was since 1955 exclusively executed by Grossé, in Pforzheim,Germany.


Items by Christian Dior


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