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A collection of quotes by Christian Dior on fashion, pleasure, designer, perfume, sincerity, women, art, creation, expression, natural, revolution and happiness.

64 Great Quotes By Christian Dior For The Fashionista In You

Quick Facts

Famous As: Fashion Designers

Born On: January 21, 1905

Died On: October 23, 1957

Born In: Granville

Died At Age: 52

The outstanding fashion designer Christian Dior was the founder of the ‘House of Dior’ a globally famous fashion brand. He initially aspired to be an architect but he pursued his passion for art against his father’s wishes. After the Great Depression his family was going through a huge financial crisis and he was survived by his fashion sketches. This helped him to land up a job with a popular fashion house. There he was one of the senior designers and designed dresses for wives of both Nazi officers and French Collaborators. He was further supported by the richest entrepreneur of France to start his own fashion line. He showed his passion for art and his prolific creativity with his first collection. He initially faced some resistance for pushing the envelope but eventually was accepted by the masses. Within a few years, he became a prominent name in the fashion world. He is believed to have brought a revolution in after the war to maintain the reputation of Paris as the center of the fashion world. Following are famous quotations and sayings by one of the fashion biggie who believes that grooming, simplicity and good taste are the fundamentals of good dressing. Go through the quotes by Christian Dior to have a share of his intrinsic intellect of fashion.
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A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting.

Christian Dior

White is pure and simple and matches with everything.

Christian Dior

You can never really go wrong if you take nature as an example.

Christian Dior

You can wear black at any time. You can wear it at any age. You may wear it for almost any occasion; a 'little black frock' is essential to a woman's wardrobe.

Christian Dior

Haute couture is like an orchestra, for which only Balenciaga is the conductor. The rest of us are just musicians, following the directions he gives us.

Christian Dior

Black is the most slimming of all Colors. It is the most flattering. You can wear black at any Time. You can wear it at any age. You can wear it for almost any occasion. I could write a book about black.

Christian Dior

You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet.

Christian Dior

Elegance must be the right combination of distinction, naturalness, care and simplicity. Outside this, believe me, there is no elegance. Only pretension.

Christian Dior

There is no such thing as an ugly woman - there are only the ones who do not know how to make themselves attractive.

Christian Dior

Simplicity, good taste and grooming are the three fundamentals of good dressing and these do not cost money.

Christian Dior

Perfume is the indispensable complement to the personality of women, the finishing touch on a dress.

Christian Dior

Deep in every heart slumbers a dream and the couturier knows it: every woman is a princess

Christian Dior

Long after one has forgotten what a woman wore, the memory of her perfume lingers.

Christian Dior

It is unforgiveable to do what one doesn't love especially if one succeeds.

Christian Dior

Real elegance is everywhere, especially in the things that don't show.

Christian Dior

Individuality will always be one of the conditions of real elegance

Christian Dior

It is not money that makes you well dressed: it is understanding.

Christian Dior

The real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet.

Christian Dior

My dream? To make women happier and more beautiful.

Christian Dior

Real woman should be capricious.

Christian Dior

Black and white might be sufficient. But why deprive yourself of color.

Christian Dior

No fashion is ever a success unless it is used as a form of seduction.

Christian Dior

There is never too much care when choosing shoes. Many women consider themselves important but the real evidence of that is on their legs.

Christian Dior

Everything I know, see or hear, every part of my life is transformed into dresses. They are my daydreams, but they have passed from dreamland into the world of everyday items to wear.

Christian Dior

My weakness ... is architecture. I think of my work as ephemeral architecture, dedicated to the beauty of the female body.

Christian Dior

Without proper foundations, there can be no fashion.

Christian Dior

Perfume is a mark of female identity and the final touch of her style

Christian Dior

Make me a fragrance that smells like love

Christian Dior

If you have hooked legs, wear big decolte.

Christian Dior

You can wear black in any moment of the day, no matter your age. You can wear black with almost any occasion. A black dress is essential for every woman.

Christian Dior

I create so that each and every woman is the most beautiful

Christian Dior

Every bite you eat stays in mouth for two minutes, for two hours in stomach and for two month on hips.

Christian Dior

The less you can afford for your frocks, the more care you must take with your accessories

Christian Dior

Grooming is the secret of real elegance. The best clothes, the most wonderful jewels, the most glamorous beauty don't count without good grooming.

Christian Dior

I had the luck at 18 to become assistant to Christian Dior, and to succeed him at 21 and to meet with success from my first collection in 1958. That will be 44 years in a few days. Above all it was Christian Dior who was my master and who was the first to reveal the secrets and mysteries of haute couture.

Christian Dior

Without foundation, there can be no fashion.

Christian Dior

By being natural and sincere, one often can create revolutions without having sought them.

Christian Dior

No elegant woman follows fashion slavishly.

Christian Dior

Perfume is a note of woman's individuality. It is the last touch to her look.

Christian Dior

The only queen I ever dressed was Eva Perón.

Christian Dior

Midnight blue is the only color that can ever compete with black.

Christian Dior

Of the women in my childhood, I retain above all the memory of their perfumes, perfumes that lingered - filling the lift with fragrance long after they had gone.

Christian Dior

The rich live the same all over the world.

Christian Dior

After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world.

Christian Dior

On vacation, you can wear all the colorful and casual clothing that you like, but you must always be elegant.

Christian Dior

The tones of gray, pale turquoise and pink will prevail.

Christian Dior

A dress is a piece of ephemeral architecture, designed to enhance the proportions of the female body.

Christian Dior

Deep in every heart slumbers a dream, and the couturier knows it: every woman is a princess.

Christian Dior

My dream is to save women from nature.

Christian Dior

Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.

Christian Dior

Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty without happiness.

Christian Dior

Bright reds - scarlet, pillar-box red, crimson or cherry - are very cheerful and youthful. There is certainly a red for everyone.

Christian Dior

I wanted to be considered a good craftsman. I wanted my dresses to be constructed like buildings, molded to the curves of the female form, stylizing its shape.

Christian Dior

In a machine age, dressmaking is one of the last refuges of the human, the personal, the inimitable.

Christian Dior

Colour is what gives jewels their worth. They light up and enhance the face. Nothing is more elegant than a black skirt and sweater worn with a sparkling multi-stoned necklace.

Christian Dior

Without foundations, there can be no fashion.

Christian Dior

Women, with their sure instincts, realized that my intention was to make them not just more beautiful but also happier.

Christian Dior

A country, a style or an epoch are interesting only for the idea behind them.

Christian Dior

Finally, everything that has been part of my life, whether I wanted it to or not, has expressed itself in my dresses.

Christian Dior

The detail is as important as the essential is. When it is inadequate, it destroys the whole outfit.

Christian Dior

We were emerging from the period of war, of uniforms, of women-soldiers built like boxers. I drew women-flowers, soft shoulders, fine waists like liana and wide skirts like corolla.

Christian Dior

Happiness is the secret to all beauty; there is no beauty that is attractive without happiness.

Christian Dior

High heels? Painful pleasure.

Christian Dior

Women are most fascinating between the ages of 35 and 40 after they have won a few races and know how to pace themselves. Since few women ever pass 40, maximum fascination can continue indefinitely.

Christian Dior