Christian Dior

Called "the most recognized name in fashion," Christian Dior started in the business by selling fashion sketches but did not get his first break until 1938, at the age of 33 . He was hired by Robert Piguet, but he went to work with Lucien Lelong after his tour of duty in World War II. Dior opened his own house, the House of Dior, in 1946 and released his first collection in 1947, which featured the "New Look": soft, feminine designs in place of the harsh rationed clothes dictated by the ... Read More

Christian Dior