"Cecil Beaton"

Design House House of Dior French
Designer Christian Dior French

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"Next to his work as a fashion designer Christian loves his weekly `return to the land,'"wrote biographers Elie Raboudrin and Alice Chavane of Dior's avidity for gardening. Roses on chiffon are necessarily indistinct, like the nineteenth-century chinés, but Dior, the man passionate for flowers and fashion, could likely identify each with utmost clarity, rendered in different states of maturity.

"Cecil Beaton", House of Dior (French, founded 1947), silk, cotton, French

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Left to right: C.I.56.60.5a–d, C.I.53.40.25a–c