Christian Dior (21 January 1905 – 23 October 1957) was a French designer and was also known as the founder of the fashion house, Christian Dior. His fashion career start by selling sketches to Parisians in the year of 1935. He loved draw beautiful gowns and dresses but initially his hats were more in demand. After three years Robert Piguet employed him and allowed him to design for three collections. At the onset of war, Dior went to fight in the south of France. Returning to Paris in 1941, he worked in Lucien Lelong’s fashion house.
After the war Dior established his own fashion house in 1946. His first collection, New Look, was feminine, elegant with delicate shoulders, tight waist and full skirt. He was inspired by the Parisian women. His fashion house became renowned and helped reestablish Paris as the fashion capital after the grim postwar reality. Dior also manufactured furs, stockings, ties and perfumes across the world. This is the reason why his brand name was well known globally. It was crucial to him to be the first to arrange licensed production of his designs.
When Dior was on a holiday in Italy, he suddenly died. The exact circumstances of Dior’s death remain undisclosed. Some reports say that he died on a heart attack or he choked after eating fish bone. Yves Saint Laurent was Dior’s assistant for four years and took over the fashion house in 1957 after this tragic news. Dior dictated the European style and had for each of his collection a theme. The classic suit, the ballerina skirt and the H, A and Y lines ruled the early fifty’s. For the luxury market was Christian Dior a true legend and will always be remembered.