After studying political science, Christian Dior leaves for the first time free rein to his artistic ambitions in 1935, publishing fashion designs in the Figaro.
He then joined in 1938 the fashion house of Robert Piguet. After taking part in the war, he joined in 1941 the house of Lucien Lelong as artistic director. In 1946 he collects funds, including those of Marcel Boussac industrial, and set up his own fashion house.
From his first collection, the designer shows innovative and invented the “new look”: a combination of style arched jackets and long skirts. This immediate success allowed him to develop his business and also diversify its activities (including it launches perfume business in 1948). After the creator’s death in 1957, the artistic director of Dior will be provided by big names in haute couture as Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré and John Galliano.