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Christian Dior Lingerie

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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Designer: Christian Dior
Christian Dior by John Galliano silk and tulle embellished corset, ss 2001
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Rare Christian Dior white corset top ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Ivory silk with white cotton tulle overlay ▪ Floral bugle-beaded embellishments ▪ Underwire bra ▪ Ruffled tr...
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Early 2000s Christian Dior Lingerie

DIOR 2019 runway jumpsuit catsuit
By Christian Dior
Located in Houston, TX
SS19 2019 Christian Dior celestial galaxy space print jumpsuit! Size Medium, fits XS-M best, it is stretchy. There are some imperceivable flaws, some stains on the inside by the neck...
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2010s Christian Dior Lingerie

Christian Dior by John Galliano blue denim giant gold CD belt, ss 2000
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, 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 Lingerie

NWT 1980s Christian Dior Ivory Satin Lace Three Piece Cami 80s Lingerie PJ Set
By Christian Dior
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful dead stock ( new with original tags ) CHRISTIAN DIOR ivory and taupe satin and lace three piece lingerie pajama ensemble ! Features a v-neck camisole with matching shorts a...
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1980s Christian Dior Lingerie

Vintage CHRISTIAN DIOR Insignia Monogram Yellow Bodysuit
By Christian Dior
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1990s Christian Dior Lingerie

Dior Sheer Night Gown Lilac (Small)
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Christian Dior by John Galliano blue silk corset, fw 2001
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
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▪ Christian Dior blue silk corset top ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Gathered polka-dot silk organza stomacher with velvet bands ▪ Raw silk side and back panels ▪ Silk fringe trim ▪...
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F/W 2004 Christian Dior by John Galliano Purple Cheetah Print Silk Blend Robe
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1980s Christian Dior Lingerie

F/W 2004 Christian Dior by John Galliano Brown Cheetah Print Silk Blend Robe
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
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Early 2000s Christian Dior Lingerie

Vintage CHRISTIAN DIOR Insignia Logo Monogram Black Bodysuit
By Christian Dior
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage CHRISTIAN DIOR Insignia Logo Monogram Black Bodysuit Measurements taken laid flat, please double bust, waist and hips: Shoulder: 13.38 inches (34 cm) without stretching Slee...
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1990s Christian Dior Lingerie

Dior Vintage White Robe
By Christian Dior
Located in Alford, MA
Vintage white lightweight robe by Christian Dior featuring lace trim around all edges and along yoke and button-down placket. The robe also boasts elbow-length sleeves, self buttons ...
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1970s Christian Dior Lingerie

1950S Burgundy Paisley Rayon Robe Made In England
By Christian Dior
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1950S Burgundy Paisley Rayon Robe Made In England
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1950s Christian Dior Lingerie

Christian Dior Ivory & Lace Nightshirt
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
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1980s Christian Dior Lingerie

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By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
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Christian Dior by John Galliano hand-embroidered silk evening dress, fw 1997
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By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
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Christian Dior by John Galliano blue cashmere wool and fox fur coat, fw 1998
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
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Christian Dior grey Donegal tweed skirt suit edged in white Calais lace, fw 1998
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
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Christian Dior by John Galliano teal double-layered knitted lace dress, ss 1999
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
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Located in London, GB
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Christian Dior lingerie for sale on 1stDibs

Find an extraordinary range of authentic Christian Dior lingerie on 1stDibs. 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 yellow and other tones. Most of the items here were designed during the 20th Century, but you can find examples that were created as recently as the 21st Century and Contemporary. Customers interested in this designer might also find the work of Gianni Versace, Jean Paul Gaultier and Azzedine Alaïa appealing. On 1stDibs find designer, vintage and haute couture Christian Dior lingerie from top boutiques around the world. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $185 and tops out at $26,200, while the average work can sell for $1,620......

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