Christian Dior

1905 - 1957

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Christian Ernest Dior (French: [kʁistjɑ̃ djɔʁ]; 21 January 1905 – 24 October 1957) was a French fashion designer and founder of one of the world's top fashion houses, Christian Dior SE. His fashion house is known all around the world, having gained prominence "on five continents in only a decade." Dior's skills led to his employment and design for various fashion icons in attempts to preserve the fashion industry during World War II. After the war, he founded and established the Dior fashion house, with his collection of the "New Look". In 1947, the collection debuted featuring rounded shoulders, a cinched waist, and very full skirt. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christian Dior has received more than 5,822,433 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Christian Dior is the 4th most popular fashion designer (down from 3rd in 2019), the 229th most popular biography from France (down from 150th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular French Fashion Designer.

Christian Dior is famous for designing the "New Look" in 1947, which was a shift away from the wartime austerity of the 1940s and towards a more feminine, romantic silhouette.

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Among fashion designers, Christian Dior ranks 4 out of 51Before him are Coco Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, and Yves Saint Laurent. After him are Pierre Cardin, Calvin Klein, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Vivienne Westwood, Ralph Lauren, Maurizio Gucci, Hubert de Givenchy, and Donatella Versace.

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Among people born in 1905, Christian Dior ranks 11Before him are Albert Speer, Elias Canetti, Viktor Frankl, Greta Garbo, Henry Fonda, and Dag Hammarskjöld. After him are Carl David Anderson, Faustina Kowalska, Mikhail Sholokhov, Astrid of Sweden, Vasily Grossman, and Maria von Trapp. Among people deceased in 1957, Christian Dior ranks 7Before him are Haakon VII of Norway, Friedrich Paulus, Jean Sibelius, John von Neumann, Miklós Horthy, and Diego Rivera. After him are Nikos Kazantzakis, Humphrey Bogart, Johannes Stark, Wilhelm Reich, Arturo Toscanini, and Oliver Hardy.

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Among people born in France, Christian Dior ranks 229 out of 6,770Before him are Gustave Doré (1832), Léon Foucault (1819), Bernard Arnault (1949), François Boucher (1703), Pope Urban VI (1318), and Philip V of France (1293). After him are Antoine Meillet (1866), John II of France (1319), Alfred Sisley (1839), Henri de Saint-Simon (1760), Charles the Simple (879), and Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619).


Among fashion designers born in France, Christian Dior ranks 2Before him are Coco Chanel (1883). After him are Hubert de Givenchy (1927), Jean-Paul Gaultier (1952), Paul Poiret (1879), Rose Bertin (1747), Thierry Mugler (1948), Christian Lacroix (1951), Emanuel Ungaro (1933), Madeleine Vionnet (1876), Christian Louboutin (1964), and Jean Patou (1887).