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Christian Dior Belts

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.

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Dior Leather Detective Pearl Belt
By Christian Dior
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This Dior Detective Pearl Belt consists of a fashionable leather design with a silver mirrored buckle, and a pearl chain attached. COLOR: Beige, silver mirrored buckle MATERIAL: Le...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior Belts

Christian Dior by John Galliano blue denim giant gold CD belt, ss 2000
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior by John Galliano iconic blue denim two-strand belt backed with leather. Features giant 'C-D' clasp. Seen on Beyonce for Destiny's Child: Jumpin', Jumpin' Music Video (...
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Early 2000s Christian Dior Belts

Christian Dior Silver Diamante Charm Belt and Necklace
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR silver tone chain vintage belt featuring diamante iconic charms recalling the House of Dior : hearts, clovers, padlock, letters "D", bee, safety pin... Can be worn ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior Belts

Christian Dior Gilded Gold Hardware Evening Belt
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
Christian Dior gilded gold hardware evening belt measures 30" for a fitted waist. There are five strands of gilded gold chains for a elegant appearance.
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1980s Christian Dior Belts

Christian Dior Trotter Pattern Black Leather Belt (Size 80/32)
By Christian Dior
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This Dior trotter pattern belt is made of leather and canvas and consists of a large silver tone buckle of the CD logo. Dior logo located throughout the belt. COLOR: Black and whit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior Belts

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 Belts

2000s Christian Dior CD Logo White Leather High Waist Belt
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
FREE UK and WORLDWIDE DELIVERY This is a beautiful belt from Christian Dior, in white leather, chrome CD logo buckle, side clutch adjustable closure. pretty on both denim outfit an...
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Early 2000s Christian Dior Belts

Dior Denim Belt with Silver Hardware
By Christian Dior
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Belt signed Dior, made of leather and light blue fabric with silver hardware. Present blue embroidery along the entire length of 90 centimeters. Very good condition. Dimension: 90 x...
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1990s Christian Dior Belts

Christian Dior By John Galliano Strass Pave Snap Hook Belt, Spring-Summer 2003
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in Geneva, CH
From the Spring 2003 ready-to-wear collection, this Christian Dior belt will instantly make a simple "Little Black Dress" or sleek suit feel more "bling" and glamorous. Made from bla...
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Early 2000s Christian Dior Belts

Signed Christian Dior Multi-Chain Gold Hardware Belt
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
Christian Dior multi-chain gold hardware belt is signed. The belt measures 30" on the waist and can be adjustable.
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1980s Christian Dior Belts

C. 2000 Christian Dior John Galliano Western Cowboy Logo White Snakeskin Belt
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: Circa 2000 Christian Dior by John Galliano Please contact us for more images and/or information. CONDITION: Good- has some marks- see photos FABRIC: Snakeskin & leather ...
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Early 2000s Christian Dior Belts

Christian Dior F/W 2002 “Admit it!” Black Leather Belt
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Rome, IT
Christian Dior by John Galliano black leather studded chunky belt, with adjustable fabric strap, from the Fall/Winter 2002 "Admit it!" collection Similar version showcased on the ru...
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Early 2000s Christian Dior Belts

Christian Dior by John Galliano Saddle Belt Bag, Spring-Summer 2002
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in Geneva, CH
The ultimate "it” bag of the early 2000's, the "Saddle Bag" is probably the most iconic and recognizable "object" John Galliano created for Dior. The prolific whimsical designer has ...
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Early 2000s Christian Dior Belts

Dior White Leather Silver 'D' Charm Stitch Small Fanny Pack Waist Bum Belt Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in Paris, FR
Small Christian Dior belt bag with an hidden pocket, in white leather and silver hardware. Size 85. In good condition except a scratch at the back of the belt ( see pictures) on the...
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2010s Christian Dior Belts

Christian Dior Mustard Yellow Snakeskin with Gold Hardware Adjustable Belt
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
Christian Dior's adjustable snakeskin belt in mustard-yellow is lined with lambskin leather on the interior. The belt is adjustable just by adjusting one hardware underneath. The bel...
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1980s Christian Dior Belts

Dior Oblique Mitzah Navy Blue Oblique Silk Twill Scarf
By Christian Dior
Located in Montreal, Quebec
The Dior Oblique Mitzah scarf highlights the House's iconic motif dating back to 1967. Made in navy blue silk twill, it is distinguished by an elongated shape with pointed ends and i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior Belts

Christian Dior Vintage Gold Toned Lariat Snake Chain Belt
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage gold toned lariat snake chain belt with tassel. Hook closure. Marked CHRISTIAN DIOR. Indicative measurements : length to 1st hook approx. 70 cm (27.56 inche...
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20th Century Christian Dior Belts

Vintage Rare CHRISTIAN DIOR Resin Jumping Rope Belt
By Christian Dior
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage Rare CHRISTIAN DIOR Resin Jumping Rope Belt Measurements: Handle Height: 6 2/8 inches Handle Width: 1 2/8 inches Length: 102 2/8 inches Features: - 100% Authentic CHRISTIAN...
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20th Century Christian Dior Belts

Vintage CHRISTIAN DIOR Medallion Crest Chunky Chain Necklace Belt
By Christian Dior
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage CHRISTIAN DIOR Medallion Crest Chunky Chain Necklace Belt Measurements: Height: 1.88 inches (4.8 cm) Length: 27.75 inches to 30 inches (70.5 cm) Features: - 100% Authentic ...
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20th Century Christian Dior Belts

Vintage Christian Dior Sultan Chain Belt in Silver Metal, 1970s
By Christian Dior
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage Christian Dior 1970s (estimated) silver belt featuring a turbaned sultan medallion at front and a hanging snake like creature with an eagle's head. Etched & faceted silver ch...
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1970s Christian Dior Belts

Christian Dior "Centures" Hand-Beaded "Rose" Evening Tie Belt
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
Christian Dior's "Centures" detailed multi-colored hand-beaded with bugle as well as micro-bugle beads of black, red, silver and smoked shades makes for a wonderfu...
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1980s Christian Dior Belts

Dior Black Leather Gold 'D' Charm Stitch Fanny Pack Waist Bum Belt Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in Chicago, IL
Dior Black Leather Gold 'D' Charm Stitch Fanny Pack Waist Bum Belt Bag Canvas Leather Gold tone hardware Woven lining Made in Italy Belt measurements 33-35.5" Measures 7.5" W x 4.75...
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Late 20th Century Christian Dior Belts

Christian Dior Multi-Strain Gold Tone Rope Chain belt
By Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Christian Dior multi-strain gold tone rope chain belt with geometric accents. Signed: Christian Dior Measurments: 1" Tall x 26" Long Good Vintage Condition: Please remember all c...
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Early 2000s Christian Dior Belts

DIOR CD Beige Leather Belt Size 75
By Christian Dior
Located in Paris, FR
Very beautiful DIOR belt in beige leather. The CD initial clasp is made of silver metal and beige leather. The exterior is in beige grained leather, the interior in dark beige smooth...
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Early 2000s Christian Dior Belts

Christian Dior Blue Monogram Red Leather Silver Large 'CD' Logo Waist Belt
By Christian Dior
Located in Chicago, IL
Christian Dior Blue Monogram Red Leather Silver Large 'CD' Logo Waist Belt Fabric Leather Metal Silver tone Velcro closure Width 1" Length 33" 100% authenticity guaranteed by NEWFO...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior Belts

2000s Christian Dior Orange Yellow Red Bootlace Tie Choker Belt
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior cloth tie choker belt, silver & red logo badge, 4 red fringes, red orange and yellow bootlace pattern, great for summer. It can also be worn as choker Measurements (...
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Early 2000s Christian Dior Belts

Christian Dior Vintage Gold Toned Chain Link Draping Belt
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage five strand gold toned chain link draping belt. Hook clasp closure. Embossed CHRISTIAN DIOR. Indicative measurements : length approx. 71.5 cm (28.15 inches)...
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20th Century Christian Dior Belts

Christian Dior Vintage Massive Art Deco Pegasus Belt Buckle
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage rare massive two tone Art Deco stlye belt buckle featuring a pegasus with CD monogram, embellished with off-white enamel and clear crystals. Marked CHRISTIAN ...
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20th Century Christian Dior Belts

John Galliano for Christian Dior Black + Gunmetal Late 1990s Skinny Vintage Belt
By Christian Dior
Located in Chicago, IL
Tres chic JOHN GALLIANO for CHIRSTIAN DIOR late 90s black and gunmetal skinny belt! Features black leather, with a gunmetal round 'balls' plaque on each side of the front. Has just t...
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1990s Christian Dior Belts

Dior Art Deco Revival Bakelite Belt
By Christian Dior
Located in Riverdale, NY
Christian Dior Art Deco Revival belt of wide, soft black leather with rhinestone decorated, carved red bakelite buckle. Fully adjustable, no size. 1980's France. Excellent condition....
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1980s Christian Dior Belts

Christian Dior Large Gilded Gold Hardware Buckle and Belt
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
Christian Dior vintage large detailed gilded gold with filigree hardware belt buckle with a adjustable black calfskin leather belt. The gilded gold filigree det...
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1970s Christian Dior Belts

S/S 2001 Christian Dior by John Galliano Large Gold Logo Mercedes Chain Belt
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 2001 Christian Dior by John Galliano Runway- these Mercedes style Logo pieces were shown on the S/S 2001 Couture runway! Please contact us for more images or informati...
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Early 2000s Christian Dior Belts

Dior Black Leather D-Fence Buckle Belt 80 CM
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A classic piece to add to your belt collection, this Dior creation is a closet staple! Crafted from leather in a black shade, it features the DIOR letters in gleaming gold-tone metal...
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2010s Christian Dior Belts

Questions About Christian Dior Belts
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Christian Dior is famous for his eponymous fashion house. Dior's style is characterized by its elegant, yet conservative pieces, a range of which can be found on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Christian Dior and Dior are the same. The former refers to the founding designer of his namesake fashion house, Dior.