Haute Couture Spring-Summer 1949, Trompe l'œil line
Born in 1917, Catherine Dior’s fate was tragically linked to the Second World War. She lived with her father in the south of France, near Cannes, where she joined a resistance network in 1941 and was responsible for transmitting reports to London. However she was arrested in July 1944 and deported to the Ravensbrück concentration camp. She was released at the end of the war.
“Miss Dior was born of those Provençal evenings filled with fireflies when green jasmine serves as a counterpoint to the melody of the night and the earth…”
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