10 FACTS ABOUT CHRISTIAN DIOR YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

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6. Christian Dior once employed Yves Saint Laurent

Christian Dior employed Yves Saint Laurent as a design assistant, when he was just 19 years of age. They worked well together until Yves Saint Laurent’s conscription into the army, after which, the two designers fell out and the working relationship ended in an acrimonious legal battle. Yves Saint Laurent recalled: “I couldn’t speak in front of him. He taught me the basis of my art. Whatever was to happen next, I never forgot the years I spent at by his side.”

7. Christian Dior designed dresses for Nazi officer’s wives

In the years of the Second World War, Dior worked at the house of Lucien Lelong, where dresses were designed for the wives of Nazi officers and French collaborators. Meanwhile, Dior’s sister, Catherine, fought in the French resistance.….READ MORE ON THE NEXT PAGE

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