Christian Dior, 1956:

Renee Breton in black silk tulle & white organdy outfit by Christian Dior, photograph by Georges Saad

Christian Dior, 1949

fashioninhistory: Christian Dior 1949 Gowns Junon- Skirt of forty five pleats with an extraordinary amount of beading and embellishment Venus- Frosted with iridescent beading and embroidery. This is so freaking pretty!

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - "Palomita" House of Dior  (French, founded 1947)

Christian Dior silk, sequins, bugle beads, and gold metallic "Palomita" House of Dior dresses. Worn and gifted by automobile heiress Thelma Chrysler Foy.

Christian Dior couture 1950s

Alla in Dior's pleated evening gown, photo by Willy Maywald, 1950 / inspiration for Celeste Mortinné's wardrobe @ the last canvas online novel