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, best known as the founder of one of the world's top fashion houses, Christian Dior SE, which is now owned by parent company LVMH. His fashion houses are known all around the world, specifically "on five continents in only a decade" (Sauer). He was the second child of a family of seven, born to Maurice Dior and Madeleine Martin, in the town of Granville. Dior's artistic skills led to his employment and design for various well-known fashion icons in attempts to preserve the fashion industry during World War II. Post-war, he founded and established the Dior fashion house, with his collection of the "New Look" revolutionising women's dress and contributing to the reestablishment of Paris as the centre of the fashion world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christian Dior has received more than 3,384,546 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Christian Dior is the 3rd most popular fashion designer (up from 4th in 2019), the 150th most popular biography from France (up from 153rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular 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 3 out of 38Before him are Coco Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld. After him are Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Cardin, Calvin Klein, Vivienne Westwood, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Donatella Versace, and Thierry Mugler.

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Among people born in 1905, Christian Dior ranks 6Before him are Jean-Paul Sartre, Howard Hughes, Ayn Rand, Albert Speer, and Simo Häyhä. After him are Viktor Frankl, Greta Garbo, Elias Canetti, Dag Hammarskjöld, Henry Fonda, and Mikhail Sholokhov. Among people deceased in 1957, Christian Dior ranks 4Before him are John von Neumann, Jean Sibelius, and Friedrich Paulus. After him are Diego Rivera, Miklós Horthy, Humphrey Bogart, Nikos Kazantzakis, Wilhelm Reich, Oliver Hardy, Haakon VII of Norway, and Gichin Funakoshi.

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Among people born in France, Christian Dior ranks 150 out of 6,011Before him are Joachim Murat (1767), François Mitterrand (1916), Georges Seurat (1859), Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (1640), Charles V of France (1338), and Jean Bodin (1530). After him are Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (1754), Évariste Galois (1811), Pope Sylvester II (938), Jean-François Millet (1814), Guy de Maupassant (1850), and Jacques Cousteau (1910).


Among fashion designers born in France, Christian Dior ranks 2Before him are Coco Chanel (1883). After him are Thierry Mugler (1948), Hubert de Givenchy (1927), Jean-Paul Gaultier (1952), Paul Poiret (1879), Christian Lacroix (1951), Madeleine Vionnet (1876), Emanuel Ungaro (1933), Christian Louboutin (1964), and Guy Laroche (1921).