„Dior loved beautiful women. And with Dior they were beautiful.“ (Jean-Louis Scherrer)
Before Christian Dior went on to bring out the beauty in women, he lived through a childhood full of ups and downs shaped by loneliness, illness and grief. Nevertheless, the boy from Normandy always managed to not lose sight of the beautiful things. Growing up in Granville in France, he developed an introverted and anxious personality and throughout his life was unable to tolerate crowds of people (especially if the press was involved). The entrepreneurial Dior family owned a villa in the small coastal town and lived fairly isolated lives. This distance from other people suited young Christian very well. It was thanks to his mother that he instead developed a passion for plants and would never feel more comfortable anywhere than in his garden.
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Christian Dior’s passion for flowers was born in Granville, Normandy, in his childhood home… As heirs to his passion, @diorskincare scientists harness the extraordinary cosmetic powers of flowers to bring out every woman’s natural beauty. #diorskincare #rosedegranville #diorprestige
Despite his fondness for nature and rural areas, he ventured to the big city to initially start reading architecture in Paris. In the city of love, Dior discovered a previously unknown dimension of joy. He quickly surrounded himself with music, literature and art lovers. Against the wishes of his family, Dior decided to also immerse himself in the art world in his studies. Fascinated by the pictures of an artist friend, Dior entered the art scene and started selling his own paintings. At this point he had fully given his heart over to art. Dior proved this on all levels. When his parents were wealthy and offered him money, he used it to open an art gallery. After his father lost everything on the property market and the Dior family was suddenly poor, Christian started drawing for fashion magazines. He was stepping into the world of fashion little by little.
The young designer’s drawings were literally dreamy. During his short trips to the countryside where he spent his creative breaks, art and fashion followed him into his dreams. Dior would wake up in the middle of the night, draw a dress and go back to sleep to dream of it. In the morning, he would wake up full of passion to draw endless versions based on his nightly epiphany. Several hundred drawings came to be in the space of only 2 or 3 days which would be used as a base for the next collection.
Even though Dior the designer is not alive anymore, the Dior brand is all the more. This includes prescription glasses and sunglasses by Dior. This is exemplified in styles with irregular frames that bristle with extravagance. Take Dioroblique for example, a pair of Dior sunglasses that could have flowed from Pablo Picasso’s brush.
Another piece that could double as art is the Diornewvolute. With its curved temples, it can elegantly compete with the Prada Baroque. In terms of colour, it is France for a change who wins the battle. Because the Italian beauty does not even remotely come close to the display of colours in these Dior ladies sunglasses.
Even though the couturier was primarily focused on embellishing the ladies of the high society, there are absolutely Dior men’s sunglasses that deserve to be labelled “sexy”. It is consequently no coincidence that rapper ASAP Rocky lends his pretty face to the French brand. The brand’s pilot glasses are a particular hit with male Dior fans. This definitely includes the Dior Blacktie which not only rappers like to wear on the red carpet.
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The #DiorWinter19 collection by @MrKimJones features new sunglasses' designs such as the 'DiorForerunner', with its aviator shape, as well as a backpack in nylon with 'Cannage' embroidery sporting the #DiorSaddle signature as a pocket. Swipe to discover more! ⠀ © @Annie_Powers⠀
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