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New Vintage Christian Dior Enamel Gold & Burgundy Sunglasses Austria
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New vintage Christian Dior sunglasses. Burgundy enamel details over a gold frame. Grey lenses. Comes with it original CD sleeve. New, never worn or displayed this item may show li...
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1970s Sunglasses

New Vintage Christian Dior 2346 Optyl 1980's Sunglasses Germany
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Mint Vintage Christian Dior 2346 1980's frame with spotless lenses. Made in Germany. Produced and design in 1970's. Comes with its original silver Christian Dior Lunettes sl...
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1970s Sunglasses

Ultra Rare Christian Dior Enamel Insert Oversized Sunglasses, 1969
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Ultra rare pair of Christian Dior Sunglasses circa 1969. This is a seldom and rare piece not only for its aesthetic value but for its importance in the sunglasses and fashion histor...
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1960s Sunglasses

Ultra Rare Christian Dior Gypsy Rose Enamel Oversized Sunglasses, 1969
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Ultra rare pair of Christian Dior Sunglasses circa 1969. This is a seldom and rare piece not only for its aesthetic value but for its importance in the sunglasses and fashion histor...
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1960s Sunglasses

New Vintage Christian Dior 2157 Translucent Amber Optyl Sunglasses Austria
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Christian Dior 2157 Translucent Oversized frame with spotless light gradient lenses. Made in Austria. Produced and design in 1970's. New, never worn or displayed. C...
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1970s Sunglasses

Mint Vintage Christian Dior 2399 Quilted Black Optyl Sunglasses Germany
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Mint Vintage Christian Dior 2399 Black frame with spotless light gradient lenses. Made in Germany. Produced and design in 1970's. Comes with its original silver Christian Dior Lu...
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1970s Sunglasses

Mint Vintage Christian Dior 2150 Oversized Silver Optyl Sunglasses Germany
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Mint Vintage Christian Dior 2150 Oversized Silver frame with spotless light gradient lenses. Made in Germany. Produced and design in 1970's. Comes with its original silver C...
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1970s Sunglasses

New Vintage Christian Dior 2029 10 Light Amber Jasped Optyl Sunglasses
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Christian Dior 2029 10 light amber jasped frame sporting light gradient lenses. Made in Germany. Produced and design in 1970's. A collector’s piece! New, never worn...
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1970s Sunglasses

New Vintage Christian Dior 2555 Black & Gold Frame Optyl Sunglasses Germany
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Christian Dior 2555 Black frame with spotless light gradient lenses. Made in Germany. Produced and design in 1970's. Comes with its original silver Christian Dior Lun...
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1970s Sunglasses

Dior Leather Handbag
By Christian Dior
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Beautiful Dior bag Very soft leather, nappa Beige color Rouches Handles with golden chains An internal zip pocket Cm 41 x 22 x 14 (16.1 x 8.7 x 5.5 inches) Internal stain as in the p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

  • Dior Leather Handbag
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  • Dior Leather Handbag
H 8.67 in. D 5.52 in. L 16.15 in.
Dior Leather Sandal 38,5
By Christian Dior
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Iconic Dior sandals Leather Cognace color Bukle closure Heel cm 12 (4.72 inches) Worldwide express shipping included in the price !
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoes

Christian Dior Silver Chain Bracelet
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Add a little Parisian sophistication to your look with this pre-owned, bracelet from Christian Dior, designed for the optimum elegance with a distinctive, chunky linked-chain design,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chain Bracelets

  • Christian Dior Silver Chain Bracelet
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  • Christian Dior Silver Chain Bracelet
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Dm 17.8 in.
Christian Dior Vintage 1966 Floral Brooch
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage 1966 gold toned 3D textured metal brooch featuring a floral design embellished with a large faux jade stone and enamel. Marked CHR. DIOR 1966. Indicative mea...
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20th Century Brooches

Christian Dior Boutique White Light Blue Skirt
By Christian Dior
Located in Capri, IT
Christian Dior Boutique White Light Blue Skirt Totally made in France in size 38 Composition: Cotton
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1990s Skirts

Christian Dior Vintage Space Age Oversized Sunglasses
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
**** WE NO LONGER SHIP SUNGLASSES TO THE USA **** CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage rare Space Age oversized sunglasses. Shades of brown frame. Gradient plastic lenses. Signed CHRISTIAN DIOR...
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20th Century Sunglasses

Christian Dior Vintage Jewelled Gift Box Brooch
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage gold toned brooch featuring a gift box embellished with ruby crystals. Marked CHR. DIOR. Indicative measurements : length approx. 4.2 cm (1.65 inches) / heig...
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20th Century Brooches

Christian Dior Vintage Wreath of Flowers Brooch
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage gold toned brooch featuring a large oval wreath of flowers embellished with faux pearls and clear crystal. Marked CHR. DIOR. Germany. Indicative measurements...
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20th Century Brooches

Christian Dior Dune 1987 Coral Branch Clamper Bracelet
By Christian Dior
Located in Atlanta, GA
Stunning Christian Dior Paris signed clamper bracelet bangle designed for the launch of his Dune Fragrance in 1987. Sculptural coral branch dimensional design in gilt metal all textu...
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Vintage 1980s Clamper Bracelets

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  • Christian Dior Dune 1987 Coral Branch Clamper Bracelet
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H 1.38 in. W 2.37 in. D 1.66 in.
Christian Dior Bridgeless Oversized Space Age Sunglasses Mod. 2043
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
**** WE NO LONGER SHIP SUNGLASSES TO THE USA **** CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage bridgeless oversized Space Age sunglasses featuring green acrylic frame with black details, black tinted pla...
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20th Century Sunglasses

Dior Homme Gentleman's Black Logo Monogram Rolling Luggage Suitcase
By Dior Homme
Located in San Francisco, CA
Dior Homme Gentleman's Black Logo Monogram Rolling Luggage Suitcase 20" x 14" x 8.5"
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1970s Handbags and Purses

New Vintage Christian Dior 2026 30 Tangerine Optyl Sunglasses Germany
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Christian Dior 2026 30 tangerine frame with spotless light brown gradient lenses. Made in Germany. Produced and design in 1970's. A collector’s piece! New, never wor...
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1970s Sunglasses

New Vintage Christian Dior 2027 30 Amber Jasped Optyl Sunglasses
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Christian Dior 2027 30 Amber Jasped frame sporting spotless brown gradient lenses. Made in Germany. Produced and design in 1970's. A collector’s piece! New, never w...
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1970s Sunglasses

Christian Dior Vintage Massive 1962 Rock Metal Crystal Pearl Brooch
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage massive 1962 antiqued gold tone 3D textured metal rock shaped brooch embellished with faux pearls and clear crystals, adorned with faceted ruby crystals. Mark...
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20th Century Brooches

Christian Dior Vintage 1970s Oversized Space Age Sunglasses Mod. 2030-50
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
**** WE NO LONGER SHIP SUNGLASSES TO THE USA **** CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage 1970s rare dramatic oversized space age sunglasses featuring marbled design frame, metal CD logo on the side...
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20th Century Sunglasses

Miss Dior Vintage Oversized Optyl Collectors Item P02 Sunglasses Germany
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Mint Vintage Miss Dior OVERSIZED frame with light lenses. Made in Austria. Produced and design in 1970's. A collector’s piece! . It has some wear due to 40 years of storage. F...
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1970s Sunglasses

New Vintage Christian Dior Monsieur 2057 Gold Amber Sunglasses 1970's Austria
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New vintage Christian Dior Monsieur gold & amber details frame. Spotless brown gradient lenses. Comes with it original CD Monsieur sleeve. Made in Austria Front : 14 cms Lens H...
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1980s Sunglasses

New Rare Vintage Christian Dior Ski Changeable Collector Item Sunglasses Germany
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New, Full Set Vintage Christian Dior Ski Sunglasses with three different changeable fronts from the " croco " series. Original pouch, booklet and carton box. The carton box has heavy...
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1970s Sunglasses

New Vintage Christian Dior 2029 30 Medium Amber Jasped Optyl Sunglasses
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Christian Dior 2029 30 Medium amber jasped frame sporting light gradient lenses. Made in Germany. Produced and design in 1970's. A collector’s piece! New, never wor...
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1970s Sunglasses

New Rare Vintage Christian Dior Oversized Silver Metal Round Sunglasses 1970's
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Superb. Rare Collectors Item New Vintage Christian Dior Oversized 1970's Sunglasses. Interlocked silver metal oversized frame holding a spotless pair of celest blue lenses. Made i...
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1970s Sunglasses

2000s Dior Yellow Lemon Patent Leather Heels Shoes
By Christian Dior
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Dior heeled shoes in yellow lemon patent leather, with open toes, plateau, 13 cm heels, and golden metal "CD" applied on the heel. It comes with its original box. Made in Italy Si...
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Early 2000s Shoes

New Vintage Christian Dior Monsieur D62 Oversized Green Optyl Austria Sunglasses
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Christian Dior Monsieur 2059 11 Optyl Blue Gradient 1970 Austria New Vintage Christian Dior D62 Sunglasses oversized translucent green frame with spotless clear green l...
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1970s Sunglasses

Christian Dior by Galliano 2004 Rasta Collection Silk Chiffon Dress
By John Galliano, Christian Dior
Located in San Francisco, CA
Christian Dior by John Galliano 2004 Rasta Collection Silk Chiffon Dress. Buttons up the side, unstructured, there is no inner corset. Slight fraying along bust , see last photo BUST...
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21st Century and Contemporary T-Shirts

Christian Dior by John Galliano Black "Cannage" Pattern Silk Lace Trim Dress
By John Galliano, Christian Dior
Located in San Francisco, CA
Christian Dior by John Galliano Black Cannage Pattern Silk Lace Trim Dress . Cut on a bias, there is room in the measurements, it will stretch. The Cannage pattern , a Dior signature...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

Christian Dior by Galliano 2004 Rasta Collection Silk Top with Chiffon Ruffles
By John Galliano, Christian Dior
Located in San Francisco, CA
Christian Dior by Galliano 2004 Rasta Collection Silk Top with Chiffon Ruffles Size 38 100% silk BUST: 34" LENGTH: 24"
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21st Century and Contemporary T-Shirts

Christian Dior Vintage Dior Dolls Neons Pants US Size 8
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage DIOR DOLLS neons pants in vibrant colors featuring woment profiles and flowers Two back pockets. Faux pockets at front. Button closures. Silver toned buttons...
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20th Century Pants

Christian Dior Vintage Mongolian Lamb Scarf with Dior Logo Reverse
By Christian Dior
Located in San Francisco, CA
Christian Dior Vintage Mongolian Lamb Scarf with Dior Logo Reverse 70" long, it is narrow in the middle 5", and widens at the ends to 10"
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1960s Scarves

Christian Dior Vintage Sunglasses
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
**** WE NO LONGER SHIP SUNGLASSES TO THE USA **** CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage sunglasses featuring a gorgeous arm detail. Tinted dark lenses (non prescription). Marked CHRISTIAN DIOR. ...
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20th Century Sunglasses

Christian Dior Beaded Choker Necklace
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR choker necklace featuring multiple rows of graduated jet glass beads and drop, silver toned chains and black enamel DIOR logo. Double hook closure. Adustable length. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Choker Necklaces

Christian Dior Vintage 1972 Brooch
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage 1972 gold toned and white resin brooch featuring CD initials. Marked 1972 CHR. DIOR Germany. Indicative measurements : height approx. 5.2 cm (2.05 inches) / ...
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20th Century Brooches

1970s Dior Navy Sunglasses Case
By Christian Dior
Located in Paris, FR
1970s Dior navy cotton monogram sunglasses case featuring an all over logo pattern, a snap opening, a navy leather piping, an inside leather lining an inside gold tone logo stamp. To...
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1970s Wallets and Small Accessories

  • 1970s Dior Navy Sunglasses Case
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W 3.55 in. L 7.09 in.
Christian Dior Pink Zipper Cursor Necklace
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR rare silver toned necklace featuring numerous pink enamel zipper cursors, some embossed DIOR, others CD. Lobster clasp closure. Adjustable length. Embossed DIOR on t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chain Necklaces

Christian Dior Jewelled Edwardian Choker Necklace
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR Edwardian inspired choker necklace featuring five rows of graduated antiqued bronze beads embellished with pink/fuchsia crystals, drops and D letter charm. Double hoo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Choker Necklaces

Christian Dior Vintage Diamante Logo Brooch
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage diamante gold toned brooch featuring CHRISTIAN DIOR logo. Embossed CHR. DIOR © Germany. Indicative measurements : diameter approx. 5 cm (1.97 inches). JEWEL...
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20th Century Brooches

1980s Dior Camel Canvas Monogram Suitcase
By Christian Dior
Located in Paris, FR
1980s Dior camel cotton canvas monogram suitcase featuring an all over logo pattern, a zip opening, long coton handles (so you can put it on shoulder 19.68in. (49cm) X 1.5in. (4cm)),...
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1980s Suitcases and Trunks

  • 1980s Dior Camel Canvas Monogram Suitcase
  • 1980s Dior Camel Canvas Monogram Suitcase
  • 1980s Dior Camel Canvas Monogram Suitcase
  • 1980s Dior Camel Canvas Monogram Suitcase
H 6.7 in. W 18.51 in. L 30.32 in.
Christian Dior Vintage Dolphin Pearl Brooch
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage gold toned brooch featuring two dolphins with rope like rings and faux pearl drops. Marked CHR. DIOR. Germany. Indicative measurements : max. height approx. ...
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20th Century Brooches

Christian Dior Gold Toned Bow Brooch
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR gold toned bow brooch. Marked CHR. DIOR Germany. Indicative measurements : approx 4.5 cm x 4 cm (1.77 inch x 1.57 inches). JEWELRY CONDITION CHART - New or never wo...
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20th Century Brooches

Dior by John Galliano Fall 1997 First Dior Show "Dior Pin Up" Cheongsam Dress
By John Galliano, Christian Dior
Located in San Francisco, CA
John Galliano's First Christian Dior Collection Fall 1997 Fuzzy Cheongsam Dress. Called "Dior Pin Ups", Galliano's first RTW collection for the house of Dior. Fuzzy like a vintage an...
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Early 2000s Chinese Dresses

Vintage CHRISTIAN DIOR 9 Strand Pearl Choker Necklace
By Christian Dior
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage CHRISTIAN DIOR 9 Strand Pearl Choker Necklace MEASUREMENTS: Height: 2.95 inches (7.5 cm) Wearable Length: 14.17 inches to 15.75 inches (36 cm to 40 cm) FEATURES: - 100% Aut...
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20th Century Multi-Strand Necklaces

1960s Christian Dior Miss Dior Angora Mod Cloche Hat
By Miss Dior, Marc Bohan
Located in Houston, TX
Fantastic hat by Miss Dior. This fantastic Miss Dior hat by Christian Dior has an elongated cloche shape with a long crown and small, sloping brim. The hat has a soft white, plush, ...
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1960s Hats

Christian Dior Silver Toned Insigna Diamante Brooch
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR silver toned insigna diamante brooch featuring combined "C. DIOR" letters spelling with Swarovski crystal embellishement. Marked CHR. DIOR Germany. Indicative measur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brooches

Christian Dior Vintage Gold Toned Charms Necklace
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage gold toned necklace featuring various charms : perfume bottles, mannequin busts, CHRISTIAN DIOR insigna coin. Embossed CHR. DIOR ©. Germany. Indicative measu...
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20th Century Chain Necklaces

Christian Dior Vintage Oversized Sunglasses Model 2005
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
**** WE NO LONGER SHIP SUNGLASSES TO THE USA **** CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage oversized sunglasses featuring matte finish orange/green frame and graduated lenses (non prescription). Mod...
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20th Century Sunglasses

1970s Dior Camel Monogram Canvas Logo Clutch
By Christian Dior
Located in Paris, FR
1970s Dior camel cotton canvas monogram logo clutch featuring an all over logo pattern with nut leather finishing, top logo claps opening, an inside logo stamp. Width 11in (28cm) He...
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1970s Clutches

  • 1970s Dior Camel Monogram Canvas Logo Clutch
  • 1970s Dior Camel Monogram Canvas Logo Clutch
  • 1970s Dior Camel Monogram Canvas Logo Clutch
  • 1970s Dior Camel Monogram Canvas Logo Clutch
H 11.03 in. W 5.52 in. D 1.58 in.
Christian Dior Boutique Vintage Jewelled Pearl Dangling Earrings
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR BOUTIQUE vintage silver toned jewelled dangling earrings (clip-on) with a faux pearl drop. Marked CHRISTIAN DIOR BOUTIQUE. Indicative measurements : height approx. 7...
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20th Century Clip-on Earrings

Christian Dior Vintage Gold Toned CD Logo Bracelet
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage gold toned rigid bracelet featuring CD monograms on a textured background. Marked CHR. DIOR. Germany. Indicative measurements : inner circumference approx. 2...
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20th Century Cuff Bracelets

Christian Dior Vintage Gold Toned Saber Sword Brooch
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage gold toned brooch featuring a saber sword with tassel detail. Marked CHR. DIOR ©. Indicative measurements : length approx. 12 cm (4.72 inches). JEWELRY COND...
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20th Century Brooches

Christian Dior Limited Edition Raffia Flower Bowler Handbag
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR limited edition natural raffia bowler handbag embellished with multicolour embroidered raffia flowers. Yellow leather handles. Silver toned hardware. Polished silver ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Christian Dior Vintage Jewelled Lapis Lazuli Clip-On Earrings
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage gold toned clip-on earrings featuring a large glass lapis lazuli oval cabochon center adorned with clear crystals. CHR. DIOR Germany. Indicative measurements...
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20th Century Clip-on Earrings

Christian Dior Vintage Jewelled Gold Tone Chain Sautoir Necklace
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage gorgeous gold toned chain sautoir necklace featuring faux gem glass cabochons (sapphire, ruby, emerald) and clear crystals. Lobster clasp closure. Embossed C...
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20th Century Chain Necklaces

Christian Dior Vintage Grained Brown Leahter Doctor Style Handbag
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage grained brown leather doctor style handbag. This bag features : - Grained brown leather body. - Framed shape in doctor style bag. - Gold toned hardware. - Bei...
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20th Century Top Handle Bags

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C Dior For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact vintage or contemporary c dior you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Black, Gray, Beige and protectString (more) in stock now. You’re likely to find the perfect c dior among the distinctive accessories we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 18th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Making an accessory such as this has likely been a part of the legacy of many fashion designers, but those produced by Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior and John Galliano are consistently popular. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking these accessories, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a C Dior?

On average, a c dior on 1stDibs sells for $1,113, while they’re typically $67 on the low end and $50,984 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Christian Dior Biography and Important Works

Christian Dior (1905–57) was born in Granville, on the Normandy coast, in 1905. His prosperous haute bourgeois parents wanted him to become a diplomat despite his interest in art and architecture. However, they agreed to bankroll an art gallery, which Dior opened in 1928 in Paris with a friend.

This was the start of Dior’s rise in the city’s creative milieu, where he befriended Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau. After seven years as an art dealer, Dior retrained as a fashion illustrator, eventually landing a job as a fashion designer for Robert Piguet, and in 1941, following a year of military service, he joined the house of Lucien Lelong. Just five years later, with the backing of industrialist Marcel Boussac, the ascendant Dior established his own fashion house, at 30 avenue Montaigne in Paris. There, the visionary couturier would alter the landscape of 20th century fashion.

Just two years after the end of World War II, the fashion crowd and the moribund haute couture industry were yearning, comme tout Paris, for security and prosperity, desperate to discard the drab, sexless, utilitarian garb imposed by wartime deprivation. They needed to dream anew.

And Dior delivered: He designed a collection for a bright, optimistic future. “It’s quite a revolution, dear Christian!” exclaimed Carmel Snow, the prescient American editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar, famously proclaiming, “Your dresses have such a new look.” The press ran with the description, christening Dior’s debut Spring/Summer haute couture collection the New Look. “God help those who bought before they saw Dior,” said Snow. “This changes everything.”

Dior’s collection definitively declared that opulence, luxury and femininity were in. His skirts could have 40-meter-circumference hems, and outfits could weigh up to 60 pounds. They were cut and shaped like architecture, on strong foundations that molded women and “freed them from nature,” Dior said. Rather than rationing, his ladies wanted reams of fabric and 19-inch waists enforced by wire corsets, and the fashion world concurred. The debut got a standing ovation.

In the subsequent decade, Paris ruled as the undisputed fashion capital of the world, and Christian Dior reigned as its king. With the luxuriously full skirts of his New Look, suits and his drop-dead gorgeous evening dresses and ball gowns worthy of any princess — an expansive collection of which can be found on 1stDibs — Dior gave women the gift of glamour they’d lost in the miserable years of war.