Christian Dior

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Christian Dior, born January 21, 1905 in Granville in the Channel and died October 24, 1957 in Montecatini Terme in Italy, is a great French couturier.

In 1947, he gave his name to the homonymous fashion house, financed by Marcel Boussac. It is illustrated in 1947 in haute couture and perfume and then in all the luxury trades.

Christian Dior immediately found success in 1947 with the lines "Corolle" (the designer inspired by the curves of the flowers to draw his dresses) and the line "En 8" (the silhouette, with its marked size and rounded shapes, is reminiscent of the shape of the number 8) nicknamed "New Look" following the sentence pronounced at the end of the parade by Carmel Snow, the editor-in-chief of Harpers' Bazaar: "It's quite a revolution, dear Christian! Your dresses are wonderful, they have such a new look! ".
In the aftermath of the Occupation, Christian Dior gives his sewing dream and gives women the desire to please and to arouse desire. Luxury returns to the front of the stage after a long period of insecurity and anguish, "a return to the seyant and pretty women had been deprived for many ages." Under the occupation, fashion had indeed been marked by the shortages of fabric. Christian Dior creates his collection in response to this imposed austerity: "We were just emerging from a time destitute, parsimonious, obsessed with tickets and textile points. My dream naturally took the form of a reaction against this poverty.

The following collections surprise as much as the first, including the 1954 "H Line" nicknamed "green bean", and "flat look" by the Anglo-Saxon press, where Dior erases the volutes of previous dresses.

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