New & Hot: Vintage Dior Collection

Monday, June 09, 2008 • Permalink • 

--By Jules Newmark

Long Live Christian Dior at
In each fashion decade, there are trends and collector’s pieces that the must-have ladies pick up and keep until the next one hits the shelves. I don’t know about you, but I wonder, where all the once wanted clothes and accessories end up. Well, they become "vintage" after a while and typically end their travels at a consignment shop. With today’s modern conveniences they’re on a website somewhere.

On June 4, 2008, launched a hot vintage Dior collection available to the classic fashion lovers of the world. This marvelous collection, which was chosen with the assistance of Holly Brubach, a fashion critic and creative consultant for YOOX, is expected to be available through July. I’m sure you’re wondering if you could have just picked up these pieces while wandering through Soho... well, you would be hunting good and hard because Brubach and the YOOX team found these Dior pieces from a variety of sources such as estate sales, private collections and auctions from prestigious houses like Christie's New York.

Christian Dior vintage dress 1940s
Christian Dior 1940s Couture Dress

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One of the most important pieces in the collection is a haute couture cocktail dress from the 1967 Spring Summer collection, which once belonged to the film star Maria Felix of the '40s and '50s. Other pieces include a fabulous pink turban in draped silk Organza from the 1960s for $230 and a classic long sleeved dress in ivory silk Crepe for $760. The designer’s signature look was passed on to several hands before turning over to the current heir to the Dior dynasty, John Galliano, who, since 1996, has reinterpreted the brand’s elegance with his own edge.

The site,, was created in 2000 in Italy, and is the only web destination offering designs from renowned designers as well as new cutting edge talent from today and designer vintage pieces. "My dream is to liberate women from nature," declared Dior, and women were eager to be liberated, to rediscover the romantic and frivolous femininity left behind during the war years. Now I have nothing more to say than, long live the fabulous Christian Dior fashions!
Jules Newmark
Jules Newmark is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Jules is currently based in sun drenched San Diego, California, where she works, and works the scene, as a modeling agent. Jules's beauty must-haves include mascara by Dior, perfume by Calvin Klein, and a really good sunblock.