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Learning with Litecraft : Christian Dior

Throughout  the 1940’s and 50’s there was only one name on everyone’s lips when it came to fashion, Christian Dior was at the forefront of  textile design.  His aim was to enhance women’s femininity and banish pre-war restricted designs. Dior’s fan base included Hollywood royalty such as Ava Gardner and Marlene Dietrich as well as actual royalty such as Princess Margaret.

Born in 1905 in Granville, Normandy Dior dreamed of working in the Arts and designing clothing for woman. It wasn’t until the 1930’s after a rocky start to his career that Dior finally got his foot in the fashion industry door by selling Haute Couture designs to popular fashion house in Paris, this then led ta an assistant job working for couturier Robert Piguet.

After serving in the second world war Dior believed the public were ready for a ‘New Look’. Pre-war garments consisted of a restricted military look were as Dior appreciated  the feminine curves of a women’s body and wanted to enhance this, after years of hardship the public wanted and needed something new. He proclaimed ” to bring back beauty, feminine clothing, soft rounded shapes and full flowing skirts.” Post -war housewives in the western countries loved the impractical nature of Dior’s designs as it added glamour to mundane everyday housework.

Garments featured beautiful ruffles and pretty bow details, emphasis was on the bust and hip to enhance the hourglass silhouette.  The main fabrics used in Dior’s collections were tulle, lace, feathers, frills and sequins with floral print detail.

It was said that Dior’s favourite colours were white and grey but most of his designs featured an array of feminine hues such as pinks, creams and golds.

The feminine designs of Dior can be adapted into home ware, here’s our collection of Vintage Glam’/Dior inspired lighting and Home ware…

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