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France in 1905, Christian Dior was truly a fashion icon of
the 20th century. Dior's popularity initially began
through his incredible line of hats. As his popularity
continued he began expanding his highly sophisticated
designer label into one of the largest collections in the
world. The label now consists of a wide range of designer
clothing, handbags, accessories and shoes for men and women.
His breathtaking pieces have won the hearts of fashion
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February 12, 1947, Dior showed his debut collection,
presenting the 90 different looks. Named "Corolle" and "Huit",
the lines were quickly christened the "New Look", a phrase
coined by US Harper's Bazaar magazine editor Carmel Snow.
Dior established a luxury ready-to-wear house on the corner
of 5th Avenue and 57th Street in New York in November 1948.
It was the first of its kind. In the same year, he launched
Dior Parfums - with Miss Dior being the first fragrance to
launch, and Diorama launching the following year.
1949, Dior was the first couturier to arrange licensed
production of his designs. Having realised the importance of
the complete look - and that the New Look could not be
successfully achieved without the correct Dior shoes, gloves
and hat - Dior, together with business partner Jacques Rouët,
licensed his name to a range of luxury accessories.
1955, the 19-year-old
Yves Saint Laurent became Dior's design assistant.
Christian Dior was a French couturier, best known for his
eponymous fashion house which is often referred to as just
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