In 2007 the house of Dior celebrated its 60th and John Galliano’s 10th anniversaries. To mark such an important moment in the history of the Maison, British Elle asked Bert Stern, a fashion photographer famous for the images of Marilyn Monroe in Dior taken during the three-day "Last Sitting" session, to create a story based on the looks from the past collections and showcase some of the most memorable Dior designs that stood the test of time.
In 2012, after two months of deliberation, I've made a decision to use the editorial as my first post of the "Dior series". Talking about Dior was, indeed, an obvious choice, yet almost a cliche for anyone and everyone would have written something about the designer by now. Finally, the decision was made...
If you love Dior as much as I do and know a lot about him, then enjoy the imagery and treat it as a refresher. And if you are only just beginning to discover the world of fashion, the story of Dior is certainly one of those you need to be familiar with.
Christian Dior by John Galliano Fall/Winter 2007
Christian Dior by Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 1960
Christian Dior Spring/Summer 1953 (coat) & Christian Dior by Gianfranco Ferre 1994 bow created for Sophia Loren’s character in the Net-a-Porter movie
Christian Dior by Marc Bohan 1963
Christian Dior Fall/Winter 1948