Fashion designer Christian Dior was born in France and rose to prominence in the fashion world with the creation of the "New Look"—voluminous dresses that emphasized a woman's curvy feminine shape.
Dior's fashion background included working for or alongside other well-known fashion (and perfume) legends of the mid-twentieth century. Dior introduced the "New Look" in 1947. It represented a radical departure from the simple, fabric-conserving styles of World War II and was hugely influential in women's fashion, as well as helping to re-establish Paris as a fashion capital of the world.
The house of Dior issued perfumes to match its new fashions, launching company Parfums Dior and its first fragrance in 1947: Miss Dior, named after the designer's sister Catherine.
Christian Dior passed away in 1957, but the fashion and perfume houses that bear his name live on. The Dior brand name is known worldwide for its haute couture collections, luxurious ready-to-wear fashions, cosmetics and fragrances.
Dior fragrances were made in collaboration with perfumers Edmond Roudnitska, Beatrice Piquet, Guy Robert, Paul Vacher, Pierre Bourdon, Maurice Roger, Jean-Louis Sieuzac, Nejla Barbir, Olivier Cresp, Max Gavarry, Domitille Michalon, Olivier Gillotin, Olivier Pescheux, Nathalie Gracia-Cetto and many others.