The House of Dior was established in 1947, when Dior was 42 years old and had spent 20 years working within the couture houses of Paris as an unknown designer. His first collection was a great triumph and represented a pivotal shift in how women dress; the “New Look” taking hold and espousing tiny waists, voluminous skirts and offering a sharp contrast to the austerity of the Second World War. Dior was obsessed with offering a new silhouette each season and his work throughout the 1940s and 1950s showed the rapid evolution of the first haute couture super-brand.
The House of Dior became the most powerful couture house in the World and vintage haute couture by Dior from this period is amongst the most sought-after, iconic vintage clothing available and hotly pursued. The glory of Dior has held fast and following the death of Christian Dior in 1957, the House continues to dictate taste with subsequent creative directors Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferre, John Galliano and Raf Simmons. WilliamVintage regularly features vintage Dior and vintage Dior haute couture from the period of Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Marc Bohan.