Fashion Birthday: Cristobal Balenciaga and Christian Dior

Two of the twentieth-century’s greatest couturiers were born today, January 21. In 1895, Cristobal Balenciaga was born in Getaria, Spain. Ten years later, Christian Dior was born in Granville, Normandy, France. In addition to sharing a birthday, Balenciaga and Dior were both masters of their craft, creating extraordinary garments and influencing generations of designers. In celebration of their respective birthdays, careers and legacy, we’re sharing previously unseen images of each designer’s work.

200429110Cristobal Balenciaga

Silk matelassé
Transfer from the Museum at FIT

To see other Cristobal Balenciaga pieces from our collection, click here.

971961Christian Dior
c. 1955
Silk satin
Gift of Mary Coquillard

To see other Christian Dior pieces in the FIDM Museum collection, click here.


2 responses to “Fashion Birthday: Cristobal Balenciaga and Christian Dior

  1. Thank you for showing these lovely, lovely pieces! They are the stuff of dreams, as far as I am concerned!

  2. Rachel says:

    So glad you’re enjoying the images! Be sure to browse our blog for more fantastic garments by these and other designers.

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