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Christian Dior

French, 1905-1957

When Christian Dior launched his couture house, in 1946, he wanted nothing less than to make “an elegant woman more beautiful and a beautiful woman more elegant.” He succeeded, and in doing so the visionary designer altered the landscape of 20th century fashion.

Dior 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.

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, Dior gave women the gift of glamour they’d lost in the miserable years of war.

On 1stDibs, find an exquisite range of vintage Christian Dior clothing, jewelry, handbags and other items.

Iconic Designs from Christian Dior
Explore timeless pieces that have earned their place in history.
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Designer: Christian Dior
Christian Dior Basket Bag Wicker and Oblique Canvas Large
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 3.5", Height 8", Width 11.5", Depth 4.5" Designer: Christian Dior Mode...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Dior Spring 2001 Camo Saddle Bag
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Prague, CZ
An incredible documented saddle bag made out of fabulous leather with a glossy finish and unique enamel green-to-yellow gradient hardware with sparkly bits. As seen on the runway and...
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Early 2000s Christian Dior

Christian Dior Navy Blue Oblique Canvas DiorTravel Vanity Case
By Christian Dior
Located in Irvine, CA
Christian Dior Navy Blue Oblique Canvas DiorTravel Vanity Case 68058MSC
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20th Century Christian Dior

Christian Dior DiorAmour Lady Dior Bag Cannage Quilt Calfskin Medium
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Slight creasing on exterior, minor wear and scuffs on exterior and handles, small glue stains near base. Indentations and darkening on flap due to hardware, lig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Dior Brown Diorissimo Canvas Rasta Shoulder Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Coming from the House of Dior, this Rasta Saddle shoulder bag is a cute accessory you need to own now! It is designed using brown Diorissimo canvas, with multicolored trims elevating...
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2010s Christian Dior

CHRISTIAN DIOR green silk 2019 OMBRE PLEATED MIDI EVENING Dress 38 S
By Christian Dior
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2019 pleated midi dress in mint and gray silk (100%). Comes with a slip dress (please note that measurements are taken from the slip dress...
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2010s Christian Dior

Dior Pink Monogram Trotter Belt s331d31
By Christian Dior
Located in Dix hills, NY
Dior Pink Monogram Trotter Belt s331d31 Date Code/Serial Number: RE-0045 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 40" Width: .1" Height: 1.5" OVERALL FAIR CONDITION ( 6/10 or C ) Si...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag Cannage Quilt Lambskin Medium
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Slight creasing on rear, wear and darkening on base corners and opening edges, light scuffs on handles, strap and base, scratches on hardware....
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

CHRISTIAN DIOR Chartreuse Grained Calfskin Leather Mini Saddle Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHRISTIAN DIOR Chartreuse Grained Calfskin Leather Mini Saddle Bag Xupes Reference: HB4287 Serial Number: 01.BO.0149 Age (Circa): 2019 Authenticity Details: Date Stamp (Made in Ital...
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2010s Christian Dior

Black Cannage Nylon Fur Trimmed Snow Boots
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Dior Black Cannage Nylon Fur Trimmed Snow Boots - Calf length boots panelled with cannage quilted nylon body, and patent leather and rabbit fur trims - Back lace up closure - Embos...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Dior Beige/Brown Diorissimo Canvas Multi Pocket Shoulder Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Made from Diorissimo canvas, carry all your essentials in this chic and comfortable bag. Undisputedly stylish and brilliantly designed, you cannot go wrong with this bag featuring mu...
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2010s Christian Dior

Christian Dior Black Monogram Canvas & Calfskin Leather Vintage Saddle Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHRISTIAN DIOR Black Monogram Canvas & Calfskin Leather Vintage Saddle Bag Xupes Reference: HB4285 Serial Number: RU0042 Age (Circa): 2002 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card, Care Bo...
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Early 2000s Christian Dior

Christian Dior Black Mesh Polka Dot Suede Pumps - Size 39
By Christian Dior
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Christian Dior Black Mesh Polka Dot Suede Heels Size 39. These stunning pumps from Christian Dior are truly a standout. Featuring mesh detailing with black polka dots and black suede...
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2010s Christian Dior

Dior Bag Charm
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Dior bag charm in Red/pink Leather for with DIOR charmssale. So very cute and looks lovely attached to any bag. A preloved item in excellent condition. BRAND Dior ACCESSORI...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Dior Limited Edition White Logo Technogym Gym Ball for Dior Yoga 1DIOR127
By Christian Dior
Located in Dix hills, NY
Dior Limited Edition White Logo Technogym Gym Ball for Dior Yoga 1DIOR127 BRAND NEW (10/10 or N) SIZE & FIT Diameter: 55 cm / 21.5 inches Weight limit: 140 kg / 308.5 pounds Combin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Christian Dior Bordeaux Monogram Canvas & Calfskin Leather Vintage Double Saddle
By Christian Dior
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHRISTIAN DIOR Bordeaux Monogram Canvas & Calfskin Leather Vintage Double Saddle Bag Xupes Reference: HB4259 Serial Number: RU0022 Age (Circa): 2002 Accompanied By: Christian Dior ...
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Early 2000s Christian Dior

Christian Dior Black Pinstripe Trousers
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
Product Details: Vintage black pinstriped straight-leg trousers by Christian Dior. 31" waist, 42" hips, 41.5" length. Condition: Pre-owned. Good. Little to no signs of wear.
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

CHRISTIAN DIOR Size 6 Navy Monogram Leather Cream Canvas Driving Gloves
By Christian Dior
Located in San Francisco, CA
CHRISTIAN DIOR gloves comes in a navy monogram leather with a cream canvas featuring a driving style Good Pre-Owned Condition. Marked: 6 Measurements: Width: 3 in. Length: 6.5 in.
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Limited Edition Lady Dior MM in Green Tweed and silver threads,SHW
By Christian Dior
Located in Paris, IDF
The Lady Dior bag embodies classic elegance combined with the modernity of the House of Dior. This creation is entirely embroidered with the green Tweed pattern embroidered with silv...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Christian Dior Black Canvas & Blue Calfskin Leather Vintage Mini Saddle Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHRISTIAN DIOR Black Canvas & Blue Calfskin Leather Vintage Mini Saddle Bag Xupes Reference: HB4277 Serial Number: MC 0032 Age (Circa): 2002 Authenticity Details: Date Stamp (Made ...
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Early 2000s Christian Dior

WOMENS DESIGNER Womens Designer Dior Dioramour vanity case
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Just stunning.! This embroidered Dior travel vanity case is part of the Dioramour capsule collection. This features white and black squares filled with embroidered red hearts. A prel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Christian Dior navy Oblique jacquard and leather trimming crossbody bag. c.1980s
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Dior’s Oblique Jacquard Canvas, the instantly recognizable logo pattern adorns this cross-body bag all over. The soft bag highlights the beige and blue logo into an iconic piece of f...
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1980s Christian Dior

Dior CD Logo Gold Buckle Reversible Oblique Black Belt 2021 (Size 41") 35mm
By Christian Dior
Located in Montreal, Quebec
COLOR: Black MATERIAL: Canvas and leather ITEM CODE: 23-MA-0261 SIZE: Large… 105 cm /41” MEASURES: L 47.5” x W 1.5” (with is 35mm) COMES WITH: Dust bag, box and vendor bag CONDITION:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Dior Rasta Monogram Trotter Book Tote Bag Jamaican Motif 255da56
By Christian Dior
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 11-MA-0034 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 15" Width: 4" Height: 11.5" Shoulder Handle Drop: 9" OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION ( 7.5/10 or B+ ) Sign...
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20th Century Christian Dior

Christian Dior Red Monogram Trotter Silk Scarf 862847
By Christian Dior
Located in Dix hills, NY
Measurements: Length: 28.5" Width: .1" Height: 28.5" OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION ( 7.5/10 or B+ ) Signs of Wear: Exterior Canvas: Little to No Fraying, Little to No marks
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20th Century Christian Dior

Christian Dior By John Galliano Brown Leather & Logo Print "Rasta" Gloves 2004
By Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection Vintage is excited to offer a pair of vintage Christian Dior grown leather gloves with Diorissimo logo fabric, reggae-colored trim, and silver-tone hardware. Christian ...
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Early 2000s Christian Dior

Dior Signature Oblique Monogram Trotter Boston 869842 Brown Coated Canvas
By Christian Dior
Located in Dix hills, NY
Width (inch) : 14.5 inch(approx) Width (cm) : 37 cm(approx) Height (inch) : 9.05 inch(approx) Height (cm) : 23 cm(approx) Depth (inch) : 7.08 inch(approx) Depth (cm) : 18 cm(ap...
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20th Century Christian Dior

CHRISTIAN DIOR black & red leather 2018 LADY DIOR MEDIUM HEART CLOVER Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Christian Dior Limited Edition Lady Dior shoulder bag in black calfskin embellished with red and black beads and heart & clover embroidery. The bag features light gold...
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2010s Christian Dior

Mid - Century Christian Dior Silver Plated Coffee Tea Pot
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Beautiful Silver Tea/Coffee pot by Christian Dior, ebony color Bakelite handle. Art Deco design incorporating structure and decoration in a harmonious balance and hand-crafted design...
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1960s Christian Dior

Christian Dior Navy x Orange Monogram Trotter Denim Boston Bag 863052
By Christian Dior
Located in Dix hills, NY
GOOD CONDITION (7/10 or B) (Outside) Minor marks (Inside) Minor mark (zipper) Zipper works properly Width (inch) : 11.8 inch(approx) Width (cm) : 30 cm(approx) Height (inch) : 5...
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20th Century Christian Dior

Dior Beige Quilted Patent Leather Soft Shopping Chain Tote Bag 78da426
By Christian Dior
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 01-RU-1121 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 14" Width: 4.5" Height: 11" Shoulder Handle Drop: 8.5" OVERALL GOOD CONDITION ( 7/10 or B ) Accessorie...
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20th Century Christian Dior

Christian Dior Limited Edition Ostrich Olive Green Bowler Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
The ultimate in handbag making luxury craftsmanship. The Iconic House of Dior always provides us with timeless and classic pieces. This beautiful bag takes timeless creation to a new...
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2010s Christian Dior

Dior Blue Cannage Shopper tote Bag 122dior5
By Christian Dior
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 07 BO0029 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 12.5 " Width: 5.5" Height: 10 " Handle Drop: 9" OVERALL GOOD CONDITION ( 7/10 or B) Signs of Wear: Exteri...
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20th Century Christian Dior

Dior Black Mesh Riviera Embroidered Espadrille Flats Size 36
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Your casual ensembles will get a stylish update with these espadrille flats from Dior. They are crafted from black mesh & patent leather and styled with colorful embroidery detail on...
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2010s Christian Dior

Dior X Alex Foxton Rose Embroidered Tee Pink
By Christian Dior
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New, Never Worn. This item comes with all the accessories. Size: L
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Christian Dior Vintage Little Black Dress with Festive Feather Skirt
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Christian Dior Vintage Little Black Cocktail Dress with Festive Feather Skirt. This is so pretty, silk blend lined in pure silk with turkey and ostrich feather skirt. I think it is f...
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1990s Christian Dior

Black silk velvet bustier Christian Dior Boutique (by Gianfranco Ferré)
By Christian Dior, Gianfranco Ferré
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Black silk velvet bustier with one decorative buttons in the middle front. Size M
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1980s Christian Dior

Dior Saddle Belt Bag Blue Grey
By Christian Dior
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New, Never Worn. This item comes with all the accessories.
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

CHRISTIAN DIOR black & silver METALLIC TAPERED LEG Pants 36 XS
By Christian Dior
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Christian Dior metallic tapered suit pants in black, silver and grey viscose (84%) and silk (16%). Close on the front with a zipper and hook fastener. Partially lined ...
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2010s Christian Dior

Christian Dior Trotter Pattern Navy Leather Belt (Size 75/30)
By Christian Dior
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This Dior trotter pattern belt is made of leather and canvas and also consists of a large gold tone buckle, looks great in contrast to gold stitching at leather near the buckle itsel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Christian Dior Detective Handle Bag Leather Medium
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Scuffs and indentations on exterior, wear on handles, moderate cracking and splitting on handle base wax edges. Small glue stains on interior opening corners, minor ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

A Christian Dior Carré or Scarf Titled "Rembrandt 1636" Circa 1960/1970
By Christian Dior
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1960/1970 France Carré or scarf by Christian Dior “entitled Rembrandt 1636” and dating from the years 1950-1960. Straw-colored silk twill, printed with a famous work of charco...
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1950s Christian Dior

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 Christian Dior

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 Christian Dior

Christian Dior White and Gold Silk Sleeveless Top
By Christian Dior
Located in Geneva, CH
This beautiful pre-owned top from Christian Dior features a metallic multicolor horizontal wave like pattern and a round neckline. Fabric: 40% viscose, 31% cotton, 14% silk, 8% cupr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Dior Brown/Beige Leather and Nubuck Diorissimo Wedge Platform Sandals Size 38.5
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chic, sophisticated, and very stylish, these sandals from Dior deserve an extraordinary place in your wardrobe! Versatile in brown, these sandals come crafted from leather and nubuck...
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2010s Christian Dior

CHRISTIAN DIOR BOUTIQUE Size 6 Black Viscose Blend Pencil Skirt
By Christian Dior
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage 2002/2003 CHRISTIAN DIOR BOUTIQUE by John Galliano skirt comes in a black viscose blend featuring a pencil style, front vent, and a side zipper closure. Made in France. Very...
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20th Century Christian Dior

Christian Dior Vintage "Lunettes Show" Limited Edition Sunglasses, 1995
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
**** WE NO LONGER SHIP SUNGLASSES TO THE USA **** CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage rare limited edition sunglasses "LUNETTES SHOW". Limited series of 3.000 pairs worldwide. As seen on super...
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20th Century Christian Dior

New Vintage Christian Dior 2250 Oversized Python Lined Sunglasses
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Highly coveted Christian Dior oversized python combination frame. Spotless light gradient lenses. A collector’s piece! Come with its original Christian Dior lunettes sleeve. New,...
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1980s Christian Dior

Christian Dior Stripe Cargo Strap Swim Suit 2002
By Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Christian Dior by John Galliano multicolor stripe swimsuit with deep V and grommet cargo straps at bust and across back. Never been worn. Featured on the runway and advertising. Coll...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Christian Dior Vintage 'CD' Monogram Orange Silk Scarf
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior 'CD' Monogram Silk Scarf - Fringe detail to trim - CD monogram - straight hem - Silk blend handmade in nepal Length 106cm Width 71cm
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

New Vintage Christian Dior 2970 Oval Small Gold Optyl Sunglasses
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Christian Dior 2970 small gold oval frame sporting solid brown lenses. Made in Germany. Produced and design in 1980's. New, never worn or displayed. This piece could...
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1990s Christian Dior

1970s Christian Dior Sunglasses
By Christian Dior
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
A.N.G.E.L.O. VINTAGE - Italy Lovely Christian Dior sunglasses from the 1970s made of transparent orange acetate with red stripes. Excellent conditions. Please note this item cannot...
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1970s Christian Dior

New Vintage Christian Dior 2056 30 Vibrant Red Rose Gradient Lenses Sunglasses
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Highly coveted Christian Dior butterly shape in sleek vibrant red. Spotless rose gradient lenses. A collector’s piece! Come with its original Christian Dior lunettes sleeve. New,...
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1980s Christian Dior

Christian Dior Vintage Sunglasses 2348 10 Brown Red 60-15 130 mm
By Christian Dior
Located in Rome, Rome
Vintage sunglasses by CHRISTIAN DIOR, mod. 2348 - 10. Bicolor red and brown OPTYL frame. CD logo on temple. Gradient brown 100% UV protection lenses. Made in Germany. Details MATER...
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20th Century Christian Dior

CHRISTIAN DIOR burgundy leather DIOREVER MEDIUM Shoulder Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Christian Dior Diorever Medium shoulder bag in burgundy grained leather. Opens with a magnetic flap closure and is lined in burgundy calfskin with three open pockets a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag Limited Edition Niki de Saint Phalle Embroid
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Slight wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Box, Dust Bag, With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 4", Height 8", Width 9.5", Depth 5", Strap Drop...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

CHRISTIAN DIOR 'Be Dior' Bag in Acid Green Color Taurillon Leather
By Christian Dior
Located in Paris, FR
Christian Dior 'Be Dior' bag in acid green color taurillon leather. Silver metal hardware. The interior is in beige leather and has a flap pocket and a flat pocket. Flat pocket also ...
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2010s Christian Dior

Christian Dior fashion for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers an extraordinary range of authentic Christian Dior fashion. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of red, pink, blue and other tones. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work of Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and Yves Saint Laurent appealing. On 1stDibs, find designer Christian Dior fashion, vintage and haute couture from top boutiques around the world. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $50 and tops out at $175,000, while the average work can sell for $1,176..
Questions About Christian Dior
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Christian Dior is so famous because he helped to set women's fashion trends of the 1940s and 50s. His designs marked a departure from the simpler looks popular during World War II, with feminine details like longer hemlines, fuller skirts and cinched waists. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Christian Dior apparel and accessories.

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