A Legendary Designer The Work Of Christian Dior

Christian Dior designer handbags became the epitome of French style and sophistication in the 40s and 50s, and these beloved designs are still popular with fashion fanatics today.

Who is Christian Dior?

Born in 1905, Christian Dior, began his career in Paris as an artist, opening a gallery in the city. After almost 10 years, he began sketching dresses and hats. He joined Robert Piguet as a designer in 1938, and then worked for Lucien Lelong before opening his own couture design house in 1946. Along with women’s clothes that featured narrow shoulders, constricted waists and long, wide skirts, his label produced:
• Beauty products
• Furs
• Handbags
• Perfumes
• Stockings.
Dior passed away from a heart attack in 1957, but his legacy lived on thanks to Yves St. Laurent, who took over as the company’s artistic director after his sudden death. When St. Laurent was called for military service in 1960, 34-year-old Marc Bohan was put in charge of the House of Dior. Following Bohan as director was Gianfranco Ferr