Christian Dior was born in 1905 in Granville, France. His parents’ aspirations encouraged him into a degree at the École Libre des Sciences Politiques in Paris, yet his passions always lay within the arts and particularly in fashion design. Dior briefly ran an art gallery from 1928 to 1931 until he encountered financial difficulties and was forced to close. In 1938, he was appointed as an assistant by French couturier Robert Piguet. However, with the outbreak of World War II in 1939, he was forced to leave this position in order to serve his country... Read full biography here.