Dior Milestone: Christian Dior’s Mystical Leanings

The tale has become part of the history of the house of Dior. A century ago, a palm reader told an impressionable young boy in a seaside town in northern France that he would succeed — through women. She saw him penniless one day, and later amassing great profits.
The prediction would prove accurate and would fuel the appetite of the boy, Christian Dior, for mystical guidance well into adulthood.
The successor to his early fortune-teller came in the form of Madame Delahaye, who resided in the well-to-do 16th arrondissement of Paris. Countess Jacqueline de Ribes also consulted Delahaye and recalled crossing paths with Dior on the narrow, winding staircase of the clairvoyant’s building.
“Without her, he did nothing. Nothing, nothing, nothing,” said Pierre Cardin, who encountered Delahaye in the Christian Dior atelier, where he worked.
Delahaye guided Dior on such key decisions as setting up a couture house under his own name and, according to de Ribes, the clairvoyant had pressed Dior not to travel to Montecatini, Italy. He died on the ill-fated voyage in 1957, at the age of 52.
Dior obsessed about numbers, always having 13 models when he presented his collections, recounted Victoire Doutreleau, one of his favorite mannequins.
He also had

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Source: Women’s Wear Daily
Dior Milestone: Christian Dior’s Mystical Leanings

Dior Milestone: Christian Dior’s Mystical Leanings

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