How much was Christian Dior worth?
|Net Worth:||$10 Million|
|Profession:||Professional Fashion Designer|
|Date of Birth:||January 21, 1905|
About Christian Dior
Christian Dior was born January 21, 1905, in Granville, France, a town on the coast of Normandy, to a wealthy chemical fertilizer manufacturer. He attended the School of Political Science of the University of Paris with intentions of entering a career in diplomacy. He later became an art dealer at the age of 23. He is also said to have exhibited art by his friends Salvador Dali and Jean Cocteau.
Dior began illustrating hats for The Figaro Illustrated after his family lost much of their wealth during the Great Depression. His hat designs soon became the rage with Parisian women and local milliner Place Vendome, they ordered Dior’s collections and they were hastily sold. His career was interrupted by WW2, he served in the French Army as a private first class in the Engineers.
When he returned, Dior designed for Lucien Lelong in 1941. He had previously designed for Robert Piguet.
On December 16, 1946, the House of Dior was established. It was in the same year the French Ministry of Production lifted cloth rations. French cotton millionaire Marcel Boussac had financed Dior and his salon. Dior reestablished France as the center of the fashion world after World War II. For his contributions to rebuilding France, the French Government awarded him the Legion of Honor for his accomplishments.
Today, Christian Dior S.A. (more commonly known as Dior) owns the high-fashion clothing producer and retailer Christian Dior Couture, as well as holding 42% of LVMH Moët Hennessy • Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury goods firm. Dior and LVMH are controlled and chaired by businessman Bernard Arnault. Dior operates about 160 boutiques worldwide with plans to open more in the coming years.
On October 23, 1957, Dior died at age 52 of a heart attack while on vacation in Montecatini, Italy, at Hotel La Place, according to Dior’s New York Times obituary. Conflicting reports say he died after choking on a fish bone. Other reports have been that it was after playing a card game or even after a sexual encounter, but the actual causes remain unknown.