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Nationality: French

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Birth Place: Granville, Manche

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Death Place: Montecatini Terme

Label Name: Christian Dior S.A.

Significant Design: The New Look

Christian Dior (French pronunciation: a??[kE?istjE?I? djE?E?E?]) (21 January 1905 a?? 23 October 1957) was a French fashion designer, best known as the founder of one of the world's top fashion houses, also called Christian Dior.
Christian Dior was born in Granville, a seaside town on the coast of Normandy, France, the second of the five children of Maurice Dior, a wealthy fertilizer manufacturer (the family firm was Dior FrA?res), and his wife, the former Isabelle Cardamone. He had four siblings: Raymond (father of FranA?oise Dior), Jacqueline, Bernard, and Ginette (aka Catherine). When Christian was about five years old, the family moved to Paris, France, but still returned to the Normandy coast for summer vacations.
Dior's family had hopes he would become a diplomat, but Dior was artistic and wished to be involved in art. To make money, he sold his fashion sketches outside his house for about 10 cents each. In 1928, Dior left school and received money from his father to finance a small art gallery, where he and a friend sold art by the likes of Pablo Picasso. Three years later, after the death of Dior's mother and brother and a financial disaster in the familya??s fertilizer business, during the Great Depression, that resulted in his father losing control of Dior FrA?res, the gallery had to be closed.
From then until about 1940 he worked with fashion designer Robert Piguet, when he was called up for military service.
In 1942, when Dior left the Army, Dior joined the fashion house of Lucien Lelong, where he and Pierre Balmain were the primary designers. For the duration of World War II, Dior, as an employee of Lelong a?? who labored to preserve the French fashion industry during wartime for economic and artistic reasons a?? designed dresses for the wives of Nazi officers and French collaborators, as did other fashion houses that remained in business during the war, including Jean Patou, Jeanne Lanvin, and Nina Ricci. While Dior dressed Nazi wives, his

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