Vintage Spotting: Dior – The Early Days

Dior 1950s
Written by emilyc

Dior 1950s

Long before John Galliano was making egregious cultural slurs in a bar, a young Christian Dior was busy creating “The New Look” in 1947 – a nipped-in waist and a long, full skirt. Before Charlize Theron ever ripped off her diamond necklace and threw it on the floor in the J’Adore Dior commercial, the very first perfume by Christian Dior – Miss Dior – was being crafted in Paris in the late 1940s. The following are dresses from the early days of The House of Dior, and are absolutely timeless and classic – the way a dress should be.

Dior 1945


Dior 1948

1948 British Vogue

Dior 1949


Dior 1949-1950 Vogue Paris

1949/1950 Vogue Paris

Dior 1953


dior 1956


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Emily is a New Yorker trapped in a Floridian's body and loves every minute of her big city life. With a major in international business and years of being surrounded by ill-fitting suits and all the wrong shoes, she learned that the importance of fashion needs to be communicated to the world. To her, fashion is on the same level as charity work and feeding hungry children. Emily can be found frolicking the streets of her gayborhood enjoying the off-color humor of the gays.

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