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Dior, Christian (Ernest)free

Dior, Christian (Ernest)free

Born Granville, Manche, Normandy, 21 Jan. 1905; s of Maurice Dior and Madeleine Martin; died 24 Oct. 1957

French couturier


Lycée Gerson, Paris; École des Sciences Politiques. B ès L, B ès Sc


Set up art gallery showing works of contemporary artists; travelled abroad and returned to Paris, 1935; illustrated for Figaro; served in French Army, 1939–40; in S. France, 1940–42; designed for Lucien Lelong, 1942–46; opened own establishment, Paris, 1947. Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur


Je Suis Couturier; Talking about Fashion (UK), 1954; Little Dictionary of Fashion (UK), 1954; Christian Dior et Moi (Paris 1956, UK 1957)


30 Avenue Montaigne, Paris 8e, France