Christian 1957 Aromatique Candle
Luxury, peace and comfort: Remarkably Markian.
Infused with our signature 1957 fragrant oil, Christian is a beautiful soy candle that brings glamour, luxury and cozy contentment to your space. A petit geometric pattern overlays the glass vessel and matching lid.
This intricate fragrance has top notes of Australian Blue Gum, Pomello, and Diva Cucumber, a heart of French Lavender, Sagebrush and Amber. It is rounded with a heavy base of Palo Santo, Sorghum, Sandalwood and Balsam of Peru.
Overall - 110mm x 750mm
Lid - 110mm x 15mm
"Happiness is the secret to all beauty; there is no beauty that is attractive without happiness."- Christian Dior.
Christian Dior was born in Granville, a seaside town on the coast of Normandy, France. Dior's family had hoped he would become a diplomat, but Dior was artistic and wished to be involved in art. To make money, he sold his fashion sketches outside his house for about 10 cents each. In 1928, Dior left school and received money from his father to finance a small art gallery, where he and a friend sold art by the likes of Pablo Picasso. The gallery was closed three years later, following the deaths of Dior's mother and brother, as well as financial trouble during the Great Depression that resulted in his father losing control of the family business.
From 1937, Dior was employed by the fashion designer Robert Piguet, who gave him the opportunity to design for three Piguet collections. Dior would later say that 'Robert Piguet taught me the virtues of simplicity through which true elegance must come.' One of his original designs for Piguet, a day dress with a short, full skirt called "Cafe Anglais", was particularly well received. Whilst at Piguet, Dior worked alongside Pierre Balmain, and was succeeded as house designer by Marc Bohan – who would, in 1960, become head of design for Christian Dior Paris. Dior left Piguet when he was called up for military service.
On 8 December 1946, with Marcel Boussac's backing, Dior founded his fashion house.
The actual name of the line of his first collection, presented on 12 February 1947, was Corolle (literally the botanical term corolla or circlet of flower petals in English), but the phrase New Look was coined for it by Carmel Snow, the editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar. Though called "New," it was clearly drawn from styles of the Edwardian era and it merely refined and crystallized trends in skirt shape and waistline that had been burgeoning in high fashion since the late 1930s. Nonetheless, Dior's designs were more voluptuous than the boxy, fabric-conserving shapes of the recent World War II styles, influenced by the rations on fabric. He was a master at creating shapes and silhouettes; Dior is quoted as saying "I have designed flower women." His look employed fabrics lined predominantly with percale, boned, bustier-style bodices, hip padding, wasp-waisted corsets and petticoats that made his dresses flare out from the waist, giving his models a very curvaceous form.
In 1955, the 19-year-old Yves Saint Laurent became Dior's design assistant. Christian Dior later met with Yves Saint Laurent's mother, Lucienne Mathieu-Saint Laurent, in 1957 to tell her that he had chosen Saint Laurent to succeed him at Dior.
Christian Dior died of a sudden heart attack while on vacation in Montecatini, Italy, on 24 October 1957 in the late afternoon while playing a game of cards.