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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
1His father was a fertilizer manufacturer.
2Published "Talking About Fashion" in 1954.
3Autobiography, Dior by Dior (1956)
4His childhood holiday home, Villa des Rhumbs (Granville, Normandy), is a museum.
5Gave 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.
6Each 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.
7Presented his first American collection at 730 Fifth Avenue, New York (8 November 1948)
8Presented his first collection in Paris (12 February 1947)
9Opened his own Fashion House at 30 Avenue Montaigne, Paris (16 December 1946)
10His mother wanted him to become an ambassador.
11Second of five children.
12Born at 1:30am-LMT


Costume Designer

Costume Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
With Love, Sophia1967TV Movie
Black Tights1961
A Kiss for a Killer1957
Le pays d'où je viens1956
Paris, Palace Hôtel1956
The Ambassador's Daughter1956
Daughters of Destiny1954segment "Jeanne"
Indiscretion of an American Wife1953costume designer: Jennifer Jones
It Happened in Paris1952
No Highway in the Sky1951Miss Dietrich's costumes, uncredited
Under the Paris Sky1951
Les Enfants Terribles1950dresses
Days of Our Years1950Documentary
Stage Fright1950costume designer: Marlene Dietrich - uncredited
Le silence est d'or1947
Passionnelle1947
Sylvie et le fantôme1946
Échec au roy1945
Paméla1945
Les Roquevillard1943
The Phantom Baron1943
Lettres d'amour1942
Le lit à colonnes1942

Costume Department

Costume Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Libel1959costumes: Olivia de Havilland
The Little Hut1957costumes execution: Miss Gardner
Gentlemen Marry Brunettes1955costumes: loot sequence - uncredited
Death of a Cyclist1955wardrobe - as Dior
Paris Waltz1950costumes: Les maquettes de robes de Madame Yvonne Printemps sont de

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Harem1985thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Person to Person1955TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dior et Moi2014DocumentaryHimself
Lady Dior Web Documentary2012Documentary shortHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1986CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Costume Design (Meilleurs costumes)Bras de fer (1985)
1967BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest British Costume (Colour)Arabesque (1966)
1955OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Costume Design, Black-and-WhiteStazione Termini (1953)


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


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