Christian Dior named his debut fragrance Miss Dior after his younger sister Catherine.
Christian Dior's Autumn/Winter 2012 Couture show
Princess Diana with her Lady Dior
Christian Dior named his debut fragrance Miss Dior after his younger sister Catherine. The perfume was inspired by the siblings' memories of their flower garden in Grasse; its notes are mainly floral, with Grasse rose, jasmine grandiflorum, and patchouli. Launched in 1947, this perfume became one of the most famous fragrances in the beauty industry.
Flowers and gardens were a constant source of inspiration to Christian Dior and have been used in almost every collection of the brand. Raf Simons, the creative director from 2012 to 2015, paid particular attention to floral motifs and used them in flamboyant set designs.
The Lady Dior bag is one of the most famous designs by Dior. It made its debut in 1995 and was initially called "Chouchou." It became known as the Lady Dior as a tribute to Princess Diana, who was rarely seen without this bag. It features dangling gold letters as a nod to Christian Dior's love of lucky charms.