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.
1948 British Vogue
1949/1950 Vogue Paris