Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Christian Dior

Christian Dior was born in 1905 in Granville on the Gulf of St Malo. His father was a wealthy fertiliser manufacturer and had dreams of Dior becoming a lawyer however Christian Dior longed to be a part of the art industry.
            In 1928 Christian Dior’s father gave him an art gallery and I later became the gallery for avant-garde artists such as Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso etc however Dior closed the doors to his gallery when the depression in 1931 hit his family business causing it to go bankrupt.
            After closing the doors to his gallery Christian Dior barley made a living selling fashion illustrations to couture fashion companies, and in 1938 couturier Robert Piguet offered Dior a job as a design assistant.
            After serving in the war as an officer Dior had a theory that the public was ready for a new style his idea consisted of a sumptuous silhouette and billowing skirts. (At the time France were hard pressed for coal food and clothes)
            Christian Dior debuted in 1947 with his collection quickly coined as the “new look” with was an instant hit due to his luxurious fabrics and amazing silhouettes
Dior became more in demand and   opened a ready to wear boutique in New York.
            In 1957 Christian Dior Died of a heart attack in Italy, his funeral was widely attended and Yves Saint Laurent became his successor.

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