The son of a fertiliser manufacturer, Christian Dior wasn’t actually born in France. He lived the first five years of his life in Granville, a seaside town on the coast of Normandy. Dior moved to Paris with his parents at the age of five.
Growing up, Dior indulged in his artistic inclinations and would sell on sketches on the street to earn a bit of pocket money. After the Great Depression and his military service, Dior began working for couturier Lucien Long in 1942. One of his colleagues? Pierre Balmain.
Christian Dior would go on to start his fashion house on December 16, 1946 and presented his debut collection comprising 90 different looks on February 12, 1947. It was dubbed the New Look by numerous fashion editors of the time and Dior’s designs ignited the imagination of the fashion and luxury set. Thus, the magic of Dior began.
Ever since that first ever fashion show at 30 Avenue Montaigne, the Christian Dior brand has grown from strength to strength. It has become a global icon and has continued to ignite the imaginations and dreams of many.
Three years ago, the fashion Maison put together an exhibition titled Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The exhibition is no longer being presented but Christian Dior has filmed a stunning 60-minute documentary showcasing the amount of laborious work that was put in to make this dream a reality. It’s quite possibly one of the best WFH entertainment options available for those who enjoy fashion. Watch the documentary below.