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Christian Dior

Christian Dior

French fashion designer, best known as the founder of one of the world's top fashion houses Christian Dior SE

We were witness to a revolution in fashion and a revolution in showing fashion as well.

I know very well the women. The short skirt was never a good fashion — very vulgar. The American women will accept the new fashions. You can never stop the fashions.

Many people dismiss haute couture as being something that is only for those who are very wealthy… simplicity, good taste, and grooming are the three fundamentals of good dressing and these do not cost money.

Much has been written about fashion, in all its aspects, but i do not think any couturier has ever before attempted to compile a dictionary on the subject.

Black is the most popular and the most convenient and the most elegant of all colors.

After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world.

You can wear black at any time. You can wear it at any age. You may wear it for almost any occasion; a 'little black frock' is essential to a woman's wardrobe.

A dress is a piece of ephemeral architecture, designed to enhance the proportions of the female body.

Bright reds - scarlet, pillar-box red, crimson or cherry - are very cheerful and youthful. There is certainly a red for everyone.

My dream is to save women from nature.

Without foundations, there can be no fashion.

Women are most fascinating between the ages of 35 and 40 after they have won a few races and know how to pace themselves. Since few women ever pass 40, maximum fascination can continue indefinitely.

On vacation, you can wear all the colorful and casual clothing that you like, but you must always be elegant.

Deep in every heart slumbers a dream, and the couturier knows it: every woman is a princess.

Colour is what gives jewels their worth. They light up and enhance the face. Nothing is more elegant than a black skirt and sweater worn with a sparkling multi-stoned necklace.

You can never really go wrong if you take nature as an example.

Haute couture is like an orchestra, for which only Balenciaga is the conductor. The rest of us are just musicians, following the directions he gives us.

From his very first works, it was clear that Henri Sauguet would bring spontaneity, romance, and a nonacademic approach back to modern music.

I wanted to be considered a good craftsman. I wanted my dresses to be constructed like buildings, molded to the curves of the female form, stylizing its shape.

Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.

A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting.

All I required to be happy was friendship and people I could admire.

Finally, everything that has been part of my life, whether I wanted it to or not, has expressed itself in my dresses.

The tones of gray, pale turquoise and pink will prevail.

The detail is as important as the essential is. When it is inadequate, it destroys the whole outfit.

White is pure and simple and matches with everything.

We were emerging from the period of war, of uniforms, of women-soldiers built like boxers. I drew women-flowers, soft shoulders, fine waists like liana and wide skirts like corolla.

In a machine age, dressmaking is one of the last refuges of the human, the personal, the inimitable.

A country, a style or an epoch are interesting only for the idea behind them.

Women, with their sure instincts, realized that my intention was to make them not just more beautiful but also happier.

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