In 1935, he sold his first sketches of hats and dresses a few great designers like Nina Ricci, Balenciaga, Claude St-Cyr. Before making his debut in fashion, he also worked as an illustrator for the figaro Illustrated and created costumes for film and theater.
In 1946, after the Second World War, was born the fashion house Christian Dior. Marcel Boussac, the king of textiles, in fact, decided to support the project by the talented designer in the funding of 60 million francs. With this considerable boost Dior has opened its doors at 30 Avenue Montaigne in Paris.
Hard worker, Christian Dior, helped his team which includes Pierre Cardin, presented his first haute couture collection called “New Look”, February 12, 1947. His famous dress “corolla” fascinating and advanced design triumph: the size is choking, chest high, round, narrow shoulders and legs uncovered about 30 cm.
In a parade, it shall provide the mode sizes that some corseted Coco Chanel had tried to erase. A new style was born, that sublime woman in the dark period after the war. For the record, the term “New Look” is the work of Caramel Snow, the editor of fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar, which told the designer seeing their new models: “Dear Christian, your dresses have such a new look “.Success was immediate and Dior became world famous. Its founder sees his creations worn by people like the Duchess of Windsor, and stars such as Rita Hayworth, Ava Gardner, Eva Peron, or Marlene Dietrich for the designer who created the entire wardrobe for the film “The Great Alibi” d Alfred Hitchcock.