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Archive for July 29th, 2013

Dior

I hope you are enjoying the month of July. As summer turns to fall, I think of what the new fashions will be for the winter season and what items I should add to my wardrobe, perhaps a new scarf or a sweater

One of my characters in The Lane Trilogy loved fashionable clothing and accessories.

For fun, I thought we would explore the world of fashion today.

The House of Dior was established on 16 December 1946, in “a private house” at 30 Avenue Montaigne Paris B. However, the current Dior corporation celebrates “1947” as the opening year. Dior was financially backed by wealthy businessman Marcel Boussac. The new couture house became a part of “a vertically integrated textile business” already operated by Boussac. Its capital was at FFr 6 million and workforce at 80 employees. Christian Dior appeared on the cover of TIME dated 4 March 1957. The designer soon afterwards died from a third heart attack in 1957.¬† Click here to learn more of this fascinating history.

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