Dior: modern haute couture
Providence: looking forwards and backwards to prepare for the future. The Autumn-Winter collection shows an exploration of the past combined with ideas of a near future, to look for what it means to be modern in the contemporary haute couture world today.
ABOUT THE BRAND:
Christian Dior was born in Normandy, France in 1905. In 1938, he entered the fashion world as a designer for Robert Piquet. After serving in World War II, Dior returned to Paris and had a very successful collaboration with Pierre Balmain at Lucien Lelong. Dior opened his own fashion house in 1946. His opulent designs made him successful in the post-war era, and his brand quickly expanded into furs, perfumes and accessories. In 1957, Dior suddenly died and Yves Saint Laurent became the head designer. Since Saint Laurent, other well-known designers at this fashion house include Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferr, and John Galliano.