Christian Dior

The time span between 21st January 1905 and 24th October 1957 takes into account the life and creations of one of the giants in world fashion, Christian Dior.

Dior received influence which was integral and complex in his original and large scale creations. In purely biographical aspect this comes his mother’s elegance. Her style inspired him for decades to come. As an intelligent and spiritually growing individual he showed interest in history and archeology. He managed an art gallery, making sketches since he was a child, Dior took up on ideas from the great masters of the arts. Two other giants leave their mark on his art development in French fashion Rober Pige (working together between 1938 and 1939) and Lucien LeLon (working together between 1942 and 1946).

Dior’s first collection surprisingly but absolutely justified was called New Look by the media. Tight corsets and skirts in the shape of bells manage to magnetize the attention of users and admirers alike. After the misery of the second world war out of nowhere comes a creator who offers women clothing of the most expensive material in unbelievable quantities. It is stated that in order to make one of these dresses Dior needed 20 meters of cloth. Dior himself remembers the following: “we swam up from a period of war and uniforms and female soldiers that resembled boxers. I created flower-women with tender shoulders, protruding breasts, slim waists and wide skirts”.

It is fact that thanks to the French textile giant Marsel Busak in 1946 it became possible to rent the “Avenue Morten” building and thus to open Christian Dior’s fashion house. It is easy to judge on the growth of the fashion house since only 6 years later it included 6 companies, 16 associated enterprises, 28 warehouses and over 1000 employees.

The designer created collections in different lines and shapes – N-shape (1954), A-shape (1955), Y-shape (1055). Dior’s launched fashion was always interpreted as the New Look. He has a great contribution in the creation of the suit consisting of three parts – cloth vest, simple top and soft skirt. As Giorgina O’hara notes they have a great influence on the development of fashion for years to come.

Christian Dior is the first designer who managed to renovate the high taste immediately after the second world war, imposing ultimately romanticism and new extravagancy. The main characteristic in his style is the symbol of “youth, hope and the future” in a post-war time.

The great creator dies on 24th October 1957. Some claim this happened during a card game, others claim that it happened after ingestion a fish bone while staying in Montecatini spa center, Italy. M. Pokna’s book tells us about how he sent to immortality – Yve Sent Loren, Pier Berje, Jaque Fat, Pier Cardin all attended the funeral. The all time adversary Coco Chanel did not personally attend the funeral but did send a cross made out of roses.

After his death John Galliano remains a designer for the women fashion and Hedi Slimane for the men’s fashion. In 2007 Hedi Slimane was replaced by Kris Van Assche.

Over the years this famous brand does not solely attract attention through magnificent night dresses, skirts and suits, but also with their impressive shoes, hats, jewels, cosmetic products and perfumes. The list of flavors is long and divided into several parts. The first perfume Miss Dior came out in 1947. It was followed by Diorama (1949), Eau Fraiche, Diorissimo (1956), Eau Sauvage (1956), Diorling (1963), Diorella (1972), Dioressence (1979), Dior Dior and Jules.

The Poison line was released in 1985. It is the first women’s perfume that does not contain the word Dior in its name. then are launched Tendre Poison (1994), Hypnotic Poison (1998), Pure Poison (2004) and Midnight Poison (2007).

Famous and valued are the perfumes Dune, Fahrenheit, J’Adore, Dolce Vita, and Addict.
Here is their release through the years: Miss Dior Cherie (2005), Dior Addict 2 (2005), Dior Homme (2005), Pure Poison Elixir (2006), Midnight Charm (2006), Fahrenheit 32 (2007), Dior Addict 2 Summer Peonies (2007), Miss Dior Cherie Eau de Toilette (2007), Dior Homme Cologne (2007), Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir (2007), Dior Addict Shine & J’Adore Le Jasmin (2007), J’Adore L’Absolu (2007), Dior Homme Intense (2007), La Collection Particuliere Passage N°4, N°8 & N°9 (2007), Miss Dior Cherie Eau de Printemps (2008), Escale a Portofino (2008), Dior Addict 2 Summer Litchi (2008), Miss Dior Cherie Blooming Bouquet (2008), Dior Homme Sport (2008), Poison Elixirs (2008), Miss Dior Cherie L’Eau (2009), J’Adore L’Eau Cologne Florale (2009), Escale a Pondichery (2009), Fahrenheit Absolute (2009).

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