Clothes – legends: fashion heritage of Christian Dior
Dior…Dior… My Dior… Millions of women with admiration repeat the name of popular brand, which sounds similar in all languages. And whatever fashion seasons would change each another, behind the heavenly Dior there is a stunning man, delicately feeling woman’s beauty, humble man, talanted artist, Christian Dior.
Christian began his career in design as he had supped sorrow because of the loss of reltives, had passed through the bankruptcy of the family, hard disease and poverty. He was 42 when his old mate, textile manufacturer Marcel Boussac offered financial aid for the opening of his own fashion house. Dior was having to create only for 10 years. Unpredictable death at the age of 52 years was not a final of Dior’s fashion empire. Otherwise his DNA, his aesthetics and philosophy, his conception – created the high style Christian Dior, identifiable at all times, notwithstanding who at different times managed the heritage of mighty maitre. Little prince of fashion Yves Saint Laurent, whose career began exactly in this enchanting place, eccentric John Galliano or demure stylish Raf Simons.
Woman of Christian Dior is a flower – it says it all: his terrific love to flowers, reverential attitude to women and his delicate sense of aesthetics of beautiful. His major muse was his mother, which was famous for her beauty and elegance, stuck in memory of son with stunning dresses and posh perfumes. She was the one to cultivate love of flowers in him, which never abandoned him during his life and creative work. She was the one in whom he saw the ideal of woman, wife, flawless lady.
“I was drawing women, which resembled the flowers: delicately distinct shoulders, rounded forms of breast, lianoid slim waist and wide dispersing downwards resembling petals of flowers buttocks” – said Christian.