Christian Dior has been called “The most recognized name in fashion...". Christian Dior was an influential French fashion designer, best known as the founder of one of the world's top fashion houses, also called Christian Dior.
Christian's family had hopes he would become a diplomat, but Dior was artistic and wished to be involved in fashion. To make money, he sold his fashion sketches outside his house for about 10 cents each. In 1928 after leaving school he received money from his father to finance a small art gallery, where he and a friend sold art by the likes of Pablo Picasso.
From the 1930s to the 1940s he worked with fashion designer Robert Piguet until being called up for military service. In 1942, having left the Army, Dior joined the fashion house of Lucien Lelong, where he and Pierre Balmain were the primary designers.
On 16 December 1946 Dior founded his fashion house. For the duration of World War II, Christian Dior labored to preserve the French fashion industry during wartime for economic and artistic reasons.
Christian Dior virtually dictated fashion styles in the 1950’s. He pioneered license agreements in the fashion business. In 1953, he hired Yves Saint- Laurent as an assistant who became head designer after Dior’s untimely death in 1957.
In the 1990’s jewelry was added to the lines by Dior. In 2001 Christian Dior Haute Joaillerie, under the artistic direction of Victoire de Castellane, launched an effort to lend the Christian Dior prestige to its luxury jewelry market.
Since then the Dior line of jewelry along with all its other lines has grown exponentially and seen great success. Stars like Brad Pitt, Mick Jagger and Angelina Jolie have also become associated with the famous House of Dior.
We are excited to offer this new line at Luxury Bazaar and will continue to offer more items.