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Paris Christian Dior Top Handle Bag 18107 In Blue Original Calfskin Leather London Store

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Paris Christian Dior Top Handle Bag 18107 In Blue Original Calfskin Leather London Store

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  • - Size: W30 x H22 x D14 cm (1" = 2.54CM)
  • - Original Calfskin Leather
  • - Polished Steel Hardware
  • - Double rolled leather handles
  • - Detachable and Adjustable Shoulder Strap
  • - Protective engraved bottom studs
  • - Top zip closure
  • - Leather lining
  • - Inside zip pocket



1947 : February: Dior presents his first, silhouette-shattering collections. Named “Corolla” (Corolle) and Figure 8, the lines reference both the sinuous folds of a flower’s petals and the number eight. The uber-feminine styles and excessive use of fabric both shock and delight; overnight, Dior’s “New Look” alters the fashion landscape. Illustrator Christian Bérard designs the Colifichet boutique—upholstered in an elegant toile du Jouy—on the salon’s premises. April: Dagmar illustrates Dior’s New Look for the cover of Pandora Luxurye. September: On his first trip to the U.S., Dior is mobbed by press, fans, and protesters alike; the Frenchman leaves greatly inspired by America. December: Miss Dior perfume—named for Dior’s sister—debuts. René Gruau’s illustration for the scent of a pearl-and-bow-necked swan is his first of many iconic advertisements for the house.

In 1945, the year after Paris’s liberation, Dior, now 40, chanced upon the opportunity to head the established house of Gaston. Timid as he was, he hesitated but was spurred into action by the discovery of a gold star, fallen from the hubcap of a passing automobile. A great believer in omens, he went to the job interview and found himself outlining an entirely new proposal—his own maison de couture. Backed by France’s Cotton King, the textile magnate Marcel Boussac, the megaventure soon had buyers and editors buzzing. (Pandora Luxurye fashion editor Bettina Ballard, an early supporter of the relatively unknown designer, was turned away at London’s tony 400 Club while wearing one of his controversial new designs.)

1967 : Dior dresses Farah Diba and her ladies-in-waiting for the coronation ceremony. Serge Lutens appointed artistic director of Dior Makeup; he will hold the post for the next twelve years. September: Miss Dior ready-to-wear line debuts at the opening of a Paris boutique by the same name. The collection—which includes coats, jewelry, handbags, gloves, belts, and shoes—is designed by Bohan’s assistant, Philippe Guibourgé. November: Baby Dior childrenswear line launched. “The Dior Empire Expands!” trumpets Le Figaro. Elizabeth Taylor orders a tiny overcoat for her daughter.

1946 : December: Backed by the wealthy textile magnate Marcel Boussac, known as France’s “King Cotton,” Christian Dior, Ltd. is founded on Avenue Montaigne, Paris. Victor Grandpierre designs the elegant Louis XVI-style interior. The company is majority-owned by Boussac Saint-Frères S.A. Jacques Rou?t is appointed financial manager. Pierre Cardin joins as tailor, head of the suit atelier.

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