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    Christian Dior

    Christian Dior, French fashion designer, lived from 1905 to 1957. Dior was an influential fashion figure in the 20th century, best known as the founder of one of the world’s top fashion couture houses, aka Christian Dior. In 1946, the French designer established his fashion house and introduced just one year later his first fashion collection named ‘Corolle’ (English: the botanical term corolla or circlet of flower petals), that went down in fashion history as the ‘New Look’. Dior’s designs were more sensual than the masculine, over-sized shapes of the recent World War II styles.Today, the French fashion house is owned by the LVMH luxury goods group and is directed by Raf Simons at the helm of its creative department. The 21 year-old Yves Saint Laurent, Dior’s design assistant back at the time and creative director at the fashion house after Dior’s death, Marc Bohan, who instilled his conservative style on the collections until 1996 and the young British designer John Galliano who worked at the couture house until March 2011, were all once also designing couture and pret-a-porter clothes as creative directors for the French fashion house.

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