While initially it garnered a positive response, later on allegations of "blatant plagiarism" made the dress and its designer, Christian Dior
, an internet buzz.
The deal, valuing Dior at [euro]260 a share, marks one of LVMH's biggest ever acquisitions and sees it add Christian Dior
Couture to its stable, joining Dior perfumes, which it has owned since the 1960s.
Founded by eponymous designer Christian Dior
in 1946, the house became famous for its "New Look" suits and dresses which pinched in at the waist and employed voluminous fabric -- shocking for a post-war France used to rationing.
In a statement to the Daily Mail, a Christian Dior
spokesperson said there wasn't a wardrobe malfunction:
I very firmly condemn what was said by John Galliano, which totally contradicts the values which have always been defended by Christian Dior
," Christian Dior
Chief Executive Sidney Toledano said in a statement.
Last week, Christian Dior
launched the third instalment in its Lady Dior short film advertising campaign, starring the labelAEs face, Marion Cotillard, amid the futuristic skyline of Shanghai, where Dior also inaugurated a fashion store and presented its latest cruise collection during a celebrity-studded two days of ultimate glamour (Dior perfume face Charlize Theron jetted in to join Galliano, along with store architect Peter Marino and singer Kelis, who performed at the gala).
By the summer of 1946 word was out that Boussac was backing Christian Dior
and 'the smell of fame was strong'.
Louis Vuitton was awarded pounds 14million and Christian Dior
Couture will receive pounds 15million.
French fashion house Christian Dior
yesterday said it had dropped Sharon Stone from its Chinese advertisements and released a statement from the actress apologising for saying the earthquake that struck China may have been the result of bad "karma" over its treatment of Tibet.
Next month Christian Dior
launches its new fragrance, Midnight Poison.
Italian designer Gianfranco Ferre, known as the "architect of fashion" for his structured, sculpted shapes and for his groundbreaking tenure at Christian Dior
, died yesterday.
While the girls head to Cricket's upper floor to coo excitedly over the latest Chloe handbag, the gents stay downstairs among the Christian Dior
suits and D-Squared casual-wear.
Designer Christian Dior
left nothing to chance, waiting to hear the angle from which Dietrich would access the stage before cutting the vertical slit in the skintight skirt.
Her gender-bending spirit lives on in "Love and War: The Weaponized Woman," a new show at New York City's Fashion Institute of Technology, where her influence can be witnessed in works from designers like Dolce & Gabbana and Christian Dior
The stunning mum-of-four opened the Christian Dior
ready-to-wear show in Paris last week - but it could be the last time we see her strike a pose.