Christian Dior Fact Sheet: Who was Christian Dior? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Christian Dior.
Christian Dior Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1905 - 1957 *** Full Name: Christian Dior *** Occupation: French Fashion Designer *** Date of Birth: Christian Dior was born on January 21st 1905 *** Place of Birth: Christian Dior was born in Granville, Manche, France *** Family background: His father was Maurice Dior and his mother was Isabelle Cardamone. His father owned his own business in fertilizer manufacturing and the family were very well off *** Early life and childhood: He grew up with four siblings and when he was five years of age the family moved to live in Paris but would return to Normandy for their summer vacations *** Education: Christian Dior had a normal education ***
Christian Dior Fact 1: Christian Dior was born on January 21st 1905 and during the 20th century period in history when so many wonderful and terrible events shaped a New World. World War I and World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War but also such marvels as advances in medicine, technology, travel, the expansion of car travel and air travel and a massive change within the industry of entertainment and fashion.
Christian Dior Fact 3: He would earn himself extra money by drawing fashion sketches and selling them outside his house.
Christian Dior Fact 4: Although his father had wanted him to become a diplomat he still nevertheless gave him financial support when he left school to open an art gallery where Christian, together with a friend sold pieces of art by such artist as Pablo Picasso.
Christian Dior Fact 7: Called up for his national military service Christian had to leave Robert Piguet.
Christian Dior Fact 8: Once his military service was complete he joined the fashion house of Lucien Lelong, together with Pierre Balmain they were the primary designers.
Christian Dior Fact 10: Post war, Christian was fortunate to be invited by Marcel Boussac, a highly successful entrepreneur who was known as Frances richest man to design for a long standing fashion house for Philippe et Gaston.
Christian Dior Fact 13: Eventually over time, France would once again be seen as the center for fashion.
Christian Dior Fact 14: He would be heard to say “I have designed flower women” and eventually women began to enjoy looking like women again with curvaceous figures.
Influence and Legacy: Christian Dior is today known across many luxury items including clothing for women and men, fragrances, make up and skincare as well as jewelry and watches and including children’s clothing.
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