A great fashion designer started his career in the fashion house of Lucien Lelong and sold his illustrations of dresses and hats in the magazine Le Figaro Illustre. In 1942, Dior opened his own perfume lab, and after the war — her own fashion house. Recall the important facts from the life of fashion designer and his famous images.
Family Dior was quite wealthy, Christian parents expected him to build a career in the field of diplomacy. But Christian believed in his artistic talent and even sold his drawings to the Newspapers.
Christian Dior is often said that the “dress of the ephemeral architectural items, designed to accentuate the proportions of the female body”.
The older you become the designer, the more superstitious he was. He is always included in every collection of a piece of clothing that was named in honor of his native town of Granville. And at each show at least one model had to carry Lily.
Rich, Christian’s father gave him his own gallery in 1928 on the condition that the Dior name will never appear on the sign. The gallery was opened just a few years, but managed to acquire works by famous artists, including Pablo Picasso.
Because of the circumstances of the death of Christian Dior is still not published, they are different rumors. Some argue that the designer died of a heart attack after he choked on a fish bone. Others say that the heart attack occurred during a card game.
When Yves Saint Laurent was 19 years old, Dior hired him as an assistant in your fashion house. They worked together until Saint-Laurent was called into the army. After that, the designers did not cooperate, and even clashed, but Saint Laurent said: “I could not speak a word to him. He taught me the basics of my art. Whatever happens after, I will always remember what they have learned from him.”
During the Second world war, Dior worked in the fashion house of Lucien Milonga, where are made dresses for the wives of French Nazi collaborators. At the same time, Dior’s sister Katherine was in the French resistance.
During the Second world war, Dior was to blame that he is too wasteful and uses a lot of fabric for models.
Fashion house Dior has attracted the attention of celebrities, almost immediately after his appearance. Rita Hayworth, Margot Fonteyn had helped a young designer to gain a rich audience. The British Royal family even invited the young Dior at the presentation of the collection to the Palace.
Today a patent is a common thing among designers, but in 1949 it was unheard of. Dior even criticized for such “impudence”.