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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 by John Galliano Batteau Neck Long Sleeve Bustle Dress
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The 2007 Dior collection by John Galliano celebrated the 60th-year-anniversary of the Christian Dior glamourous fashion legacy. An updated 21st century style homage to the House of ...
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Early 2000s Christian Dior

Christian Dior By John Galliano Miss Diorella Jeans, Fall-Winter 2001
By John Galliano, Christian Dior
Located in Geneva, CH
From the iconic John Galliano years for Christian Dior, this "trompe l'oeil" denim and patches cotton pants is from the highly sought after 2001 Fall-Winter "Miss Diorella" collectio...
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Early 2000s Christian Dior

S/S 2001 Christian Dior John Galliano Nude One Shoulder Bodycon Mini Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 2001 Christian Dior by John Galliano CONDITION: Fair- minor imperfections- see last 2 photos MATERIAL: 100% nylon COUNTRY MADE: France SIZE: 42 MEASUREMENTS; provided a...
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Early 2000s French Christian Dior

Dior Metallic Silver Micro Cannage Patent Leather Mini Diorama Chain Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Diorama bag is simply breathtaking! From its structured shape to its artistic craftsmanship, the bag sweeps us off our feet. It has been crafted from metallic silver patent leat...
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2010s Italian Christian Dior

Vintage 2004 Christian Dior by Galliano Novelty Logo Print Silk Bias-Cut Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A simply stunning and highly coveted Christian Dior novelty logo pelican bird print sheer silk bias-cut dress. This rare Christian Dior treasure from John Galliano's celebrated 2004 ...
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Early 2000s French Christian Dior

Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag Limited Edition Andy Warhol Printed Leather Medium
By Christian Dior
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing, wear, scuffs and indentations on exterior, handles and strap, darkening on base and opening corners. Indentations on interior base, scratches on hardw...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Rare Christian Dior by John Galliano 2007 Runway Hat
By Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A wonderful update of the Christian Dior chapeau that was featured in the highly stylized Dior F/W 2007 celebrated 60th anniversary. Accompanied with the runway sheath dress. (dre...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

A Christian Dior Haute Couture Evening Dress Numbered 218551 Circa 1959-1965
By Christian Dior
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1959-1965 France Exceptional raspberry satin silk grand soir dress by Christian Dior Haute Couture numbered 218551 . Very Closed to the named Athena dress from the period of ...
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1960s French Christian Dior

Christian Dior Saddle Bag Patent Medium
By Christian Dior
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Great. Minor scuffs on exterior and handle, wear underneath flap and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 7", Height 8", Wid...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Christian Dior Saddle Handbag Leather Medium
By Christian Dior
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear and scuffs on exterior, loss of shape on handle. Light wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Box, Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 9", He...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

New Vintage Christian Dior 2056 75 Butterfly Silver & Green Sunglasses
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Highly coveted Christian Dior butterly in silver and green combination. Spotless full mirror lenses. A collector’s piece! New, never worn or displayed. This item may show minor s...
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1980s Christian Dior

Christian Dior Saddle Bag Logo Embroidered Canvas Medium
By Christian Dior
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Great. Glue stains on rear opening pocket corners and handle base, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Box Measurements: Handle Drop 7", Height 8", Width 9.5", D...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

CHRISTIAN DIOR Bordeaux Monogram Canvas & Leather Vintage Mini Saddle Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHRISTIAN DIOR Bordeaux Monogram Canvas & Calfskin Leather Vintage Mini Saddle Bag Xupes Reference: HB4360 Serial Number: MC 0062 Age (Circa): 2002 Authenticity Details: Date Stamp...
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Early 2000s Christian Dior

Dior Navy Smooth Calfskin Medium Dior Vibe Zip Bowling Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Dior Navy Smooth Calfskin Medium Dior Vibe Zip Bowling Bag SKU: 120752 MSRP: 4700.00 Condition: Pre-owned Handbag Condition: Mint Condition Comments: Mint Condition. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Dior Blue Oblique Jacquard Fold Over Clutch
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Dior Blue Oblique Jacquard Fold Over Clutch SKU: 120217 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: Excellent Condition. Creasing to l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

S/S 2004 Christian Dior by John Galliano Hardcore Print Pierced Chain White Hat
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a fabulous 'hardcore' print Christian Dior Boutique bucket hat, designed by John Galliano. From the Spring/Summer 2004 collection, this hat features a red and b...
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Early 2000s French 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

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 Swing Coat Evening Jacket Polka Dot Red Silk Satin Vintage Sz 10
By Christian Dior
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
This fabulous swing coat was made by Christian Dior, most likely in the 80s. Dior has utilized the both the swing coat silhouette (most notably when Yves Saint Laurent designed for t...
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1980s Christian Dior

Dior Rose Des Vents Calfskin 30 Montaigne Micro Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Dior Rose Des Vents Calfskin 30 Montaigne Micro Bag SKU: 118970 MSRP: 2700.00 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Mint Condition Comments: Mint Condition. N...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Dior Brown Leather and Glass Folder Directory Desktop
By Christian Dior
Located in Paris, FR
Christian Dior large brown leather folder featuring a mirror cover and brass details, inside pages ranged by alphabet, a C.Dior stamp. As new never used. In excellent vintage condit...
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1980s 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

Dior FW 2002 Rasta Sneakers
By Christian Dior
Located in Avon, CT
- Guaranteed 100% Authentic. - Great preowned condition. Sneakers were cleaned by professionals at Rago, great vintage condition. These shoes are rarely found with the Dior charm in...
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Early 2000s 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 Pink and Yellow Printed Sheer Silk Wrap Top M
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This top from Christian Dior is so lovely. It is made from quality silk and it flaunts a sheer design, beautiful prints all over and ruffle trims. Pair it with pants and simple wedge...
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2010s Christian Dior

A Miss Dior Evening Dress by Philippe Guibourgé Circa 1970
By Christian Dior, Miss Dior
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1968 - 1972 France Elegant long evening dress signed "Miss Dior" by Philippe Guibourgé around 1970. Very beautiful stretch black silk crepe allowing a heavy drape that moves w...
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1960s French Christian Dior

Dior Black Ultramatte Cannage Calfskin Large Lady Dior Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Dior Black Ultramatte Cannage Calfskin Large Lady Dior Bag SKU: 116413 MSRP: 5950.00 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Condition Description: Renamed in honor of Princess Di...
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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 Green Denim Calfskin Saddle Bag (2006)
By Christian Dior
Located in Montreal, Quebec
The bag is from 2006 and is made of supple washed green denim with aged calfskin trim and details. The bag features a fold over flap with a saddle shape, contrast stitching, antiqued...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

New Vintage Christian Dior 2056 48 Butterfly Translucent Metallic Sunglasses
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Highly coveted Christian Dior butterly shape in gold & rose metallic combination frame. Light lenses. Come with its original Christian Dior lunettes sleeve. New, never worn or d...
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1980s Christian Dior

Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag Micro Cannage Metallic Calfskin Medium
By Christian Dior
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Very good. Small indentations on base, wear and marks on handle, creasing and scuffs on strap. Moderate wear and scuffs in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Dior Pink Monogram Trotter Translucent Crossbod Bag Clear 16d131s
By Christian Dior
Located in Dix hills, NY
Dior Pink Monogram Trotter Translucent Crossbod Bag Clear 16d131s Date Code/Serial Number: BO B 0064 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 9" Width: 4" Height: 8.5" Shoulder Handle...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Dior J'adior Embroidered Ballerina Flats Black
By Christian Dior
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories Size: US 5.5 / EU 35.5
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21st Century and Contemporary 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

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

Christian Dior Vintage Burgundy Canvas and Black Leather Portfolio Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in Rome, Rome
Vintage Christian Dior clutch portfolio in burgundy canvas with black leather trim. 3/4 zipper closure. 1 front zip pocket. Black leather lining. 2 side large pocket and 2 small open...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Christian Dior Navy Monogram Trotter Boston Duffle Bag 863311
By Christian Dior
Located in Dix hills, NY
GOOD CONDITION (7/10 or B) (Outside) Minor scuffed mark on the zipper end tag Minor rub on the leather parts Minor wrinkle on the leather parts (Outside) Minor stain partially (...
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20th Century Christian Dior

Christian Dior John Galliano Rasta Rastafari Novelty Postcard Denim Shirt Jacket
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare and Incredible early 2000s CHRISTIAN DIOR by JOHN GALLIANO denim blue jean post card / souvenir novelty print Western style shirt jacket from his coveted Rasta / Rastafari Colle...
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Early 2000s 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

New Vintage Christian Dior 2956 Oval Small Marbled Optyl Sunglasses
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Christian Dior 2956 marbled oval frame sporting grey lenses. Made in Germany. Produced and design in 1980's. New, never worn or displayed. This piece show minor sign...
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1990s Christian Dior

Dior x Jordan Woven Shirt Navy
By Christian Dior
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New, Never Worn. This item comes with all the accessories. Size: 39
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Dior Navy Blue Patent Leather Peep toe Pumps Size 36
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Crafted using blue glossy patent leather, these Dior pumps are meant to add a sophisticated finish to your look of the day. The designer pumps feature peep toes, platforms, and 11 cm...
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2010s Christian Dior

2000s Christian Dior Rasta collection Merinos Wool Logo Fringe Scarf
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
FREE STANDARD UK and WORLDWIDE SHIPPING Rare Christian Dior "Rasta Collection" scarf, Merinos wool, yellow, red, green fringes, logo on metal badge Condition: vintage, 2000s, very...
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Early 2000s Christian Dior

Christian Dior Book Tote Oblique Embossed Calfskin Large
By Christian Dior
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Creasing, wear and scuffs on exterior, moderate wear on base corners, minor wear in interior. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Handle...
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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

Blue Oblique 30 Montaigne Box Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Dior Blue Oblique 30 Montaigne Box Bag - Classic oblique jacquard body - Box shape with large removable leather shoulder strap - Gold tone CD Clasp, inspired by the seal of a Ch...
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21st Century and Contemporary 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

Vintage CHRISTIAN DIOR Navy Trotter Jacquard Medium Clutch Bag (Altered)
By Christian Dior
Located in Bangkok, TH
Vintage CHRISTIAN DIOR Clutch bag in navy Trotter jacquard with leather interior. Medium in size which fits plus-sized cell phone and other small accessories. Made in France. Measure...
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1970s French 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

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

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

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

New Vintage Christian Dior Rimless Sleek Black 2397 Sunglasses 1980's Austria
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New vintage Christian Dior rimless black sunglasses. . Spotless rose lenses. New, never worn or displayed this item may show light sign of wear due to storage. Made in Austria ME...
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1980s Christian Dior

New Vintage Christian Dior 2132 44 Gold & Black Sunglasses Austria
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New vintage Christian Dior sunglasses. Mustard enamel details over a gold frame. Blue gradient lenses. Comes with it original CD sleeve. New, never worn or displayed this item may...
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1970s 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 Vintage Saddle Bag Printed Denim Medium
By Christian Dior
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Great. Scuffs, wear, cracking and minor creasing on handle, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 7", Height 8", Width 10", Depth 2.5" Des...
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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

Dior Black Fabric And Mesh Neoprene Fusion Embellished Low-Top Sneakers Size 37
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The words 'edgy' and 'ultra-modern' can be readily attributed to this pair from Dior. The sneakers were first introduced as a part of their Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2014 collectio...
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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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