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Christian Dior

Biography

Creator of his eponymous iconic style house who also made wildly popular post-WWII styles. The fashion home were later managed by LVMH. A child years interest in artwork was stifled by his dad, who pressured him to enter the diplomatic corps. During WWII, he was an equal-opportunity clothier, developing fashions for the very best Nazi officials along with the French level of resistance. He was among five kids of Alexandre Louis Maurice Dior, who was simply an effective fertilizer vendor. Kanye Western released a track entitled “Christian Dior Denim Circulation” this year 2010.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth January 21, 1905
Died October 23, 1957, Montecatini Terme, Italy
Place Of Birth Granville, France
Profession Fashion Designer
Education Sciences Po
Nationality French
Parents Maurice Dior, Isabelle Cardamone
Siblings Catherine Dior, Raymond Dior, Jacqueline Dior, Bernard Dior
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1 His father was a fertilizer manufacturer.
2 Published "Talking About Fashion" in 1954.
3 Autobiography, Dior by Dior (1956)
4 His childhood holiday home, Villa des Rhumbs (Granville, Normandy), is a museum.
5 Gave each of his dresses names, inspired by the style itself or from on-the-spot inspiration: The "Bobby" dress was named after his dog; the "Lahore" dress he designed for the Duchess of Windsor was inspired by Indian embroidery; the "Gruau" dress was named for his friend, the illustrator.
6 Each of his collections was immortalized by the name of a silhouette: the Zigzag line for Spring-Summer 1948; the Ciseau (Scissor) line for Fall-Winter 1949; the Muguet (his favorite flower) line for Spring-Summer 1954.
7 Presented his first American collection at 730 Fifth Avenue, New York (8 November 1948)
8 Presented his first collection in Paris (12 February 1947)
9 Opened his own Fashion House at 30 Avenue Montaigne, Paris (16 December 1946)
10 His mother wanted him to become an ambassador.
11 Second of five children.
12 Born at 1:30am-LMT


Costume Designer

Costume Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
With Love, Sophia 1967 TV Movie
Black Tights 1961
A Kiss for a Killer 1957
Le pays d'où je viens 1956
Paris, Palace Hôtel 1956
The Ambassador's Daughter 1956
Daughters of Destiny 1954 segment "Jeanne"
Indiscretion of an American Wife 1953 costume designer: Jennifer Jones
It Happened in Paris 1952
No Highway in the Sky 1951 Miss Dietrich's costumes, uncredited
Under the Paris Sky 1951
Les Enfants Terribles 1950 dresses
Days of Our Years 1950 Documentary
Stage Fright 1950 costume designer: Marlene Dietrich - uncredited
Le silence est d'or 1947
Passionnelle 1947
Sylvie et le fantôme 1946
Échec au roy 1945
Paméla 1945
Les Roquevillard 1943
The Phantom Baron 1943
Lettres d'amour 1942
Le lit à colonnes 1942

Costume Department

Costume Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Libel 1959 costumes: Olivia de Havilland
The Little Hut 1957 costumes execution: Miss Gardner
Gentlemen Marry Brunettes 1955 costumes: loot sequence - uncredited
Death of a Cyclist 1955 wardrobe - as Dior
Paris Waltz 1950 costumes: Les maquettes de robes de Madame Yvonne Printemps sont de

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Harem 1985 thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Person to Person 1955 TV Series documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dior et Moi 2014 Documentary Himself
Lady Dior Web Documentary 2012 Documentary short Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1986 César César Awards, France Best Costume Design (Meilleurs costumes) Bras de fer (1985)
1967 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best British Costume (Colour) Arabesque (1966)
1955 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Costume Design, Black-and-White Stazione Termini (1953)


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#Quote
1 A dress is a piece of ephemeral architecture, designed to enhance the proportions of the female body.


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