Christian Dior (1905 to 1957) became the most influential fashion designer of the late 1940s and 1950s. He dominated fashion after World war II with the hourglass silhouette of his New Look. He also defined a new business model in the post-war fashion industry by establishing Dior as a global brand across a wide range of products.
|And one of my favorite photos by Richard Avedon, Renée in Paris august 1947 with the New Look by Dior|
|Dior in his atelier|
|Photo source: A White Carousel|
Pierre Cardin worked as the head of Christian Dior atelier in from 1947 to 1950 and than started his own house.
Starting as assistant in 1954, Yves Saint Laurent became creative director after the death of Dior, until 1958. Followed by Marc Bohan (1958-1989), Gianfranco Ferré (1989 - 1997) and John Galliano (1997 - Fall 2011).
At the moment there is a whispering that Marc Jacobs will be the next creative director...
It started with the New Look - Will Marc be the successor? Reviewed by Patricia Munster on 2:47:00 AM Rating: