Yes, the legendary Christian Dior is the grandfather of the brand Baby Dior. However, did you know that Princess Grace of Monaco was its Godmother?
The DNA of today’s Baby Dior collection is the interpretation of the history of the House of Dior. Its continuing ethos is that grace, style, and elegance have no age.
Luxury Parisian Fashion by Dior for Baby
One of the most important couturiers of the twentieth century, during the period of post-WII Europe Christian Dior’s designs, helped re-establish Paris as the joyful fashion capital it had once been. In 1947, the House of Christian Dior became famed for inventing the New Look with cinched in waists and full flowing skirts. These same flowing skirts can be seen today in the Baby Dior Girls Collection.
Baby Dior – Born in 1967
Predating the development of other kids high-fashion lines, this collection is perhaps the best-known line of designer luxury wear for children. The designer is said to always have been attracted to the challenge of designing baby and children’s fashion. However, the formal birth of the luxury designer line and boutiques, in 1967, was initiated under the direction of another very important House of Dior creative designer, Marc Bohan.
Under her patronage, style icon Princess Grace of Monaco cut the white ribbon to open the boutique at 28, Avenue Montaigne, Paris, offering for the first time superb design, especially for children. One of the first customers was Elizabeth Taylor, who brought a tiny overcoat for her daughter.
Meet Raf Simons – Creative Designer of Baby Dior
Let’s flip forward to April 2012 and the appointment of the Belgian designer Raf Simons as the present creative designer for the women’s and children’s collections plus the overseer of its beautiful advertising look. Like many European designers, Simon was encouraged by Linda Loppa, head of the fashion department at the Antwerp Royal Academy. However, his strongest influence comes from Christian Dior himself.
For me the strongest impact is the first ten years of Dior and how to link that to the 21st century. – Raf Simons, Creative Designer
Today, the brand celebrates more than for forty years of expertise in the same workshops. Simons has retained Dior’s ethos of “a sophisticated wardrobe with Couture touches” for little girls and “fitted outfits influenced by menswear” for boys. Using Monsieur Dior’s personal archives, as an inspiration, the current collections combine “the romantic charm of childhood” and “the delicate opulence with a slightly cheeky look”, as described by the designer’s website.
There is no question that Baby Dior, for girls, boys, and newborns aged 0-12, is most beautifully constructed with the same attention to style and detail as in their famed adult collection. The range of items is huge and includes even shoes, hats, and other accessories. When it comes to formal wear for your children, this is the perfect selection for any special event. Yet, their clothing has a color palette to attract children and is made with high-quality fabric to endure play.
This iconic children’s collection, the pinnacle of style and luxury, comes in a range of jackets, jumpers, and knitwear designed to keep little ones warm and comfortable. You’ll find a variety of items from sweet 100% cotton Dior baby bodysuit with pink or blue snaps, the baby bottle in blue or pink and even pacifier sets, with the teddy bear logo. Dior boys will look smart wearing a classic suit to any special occasion.
Experience Baby Dior Luxury at Boutiques Worldwide
Christian Dior was not only a premier couture designer but also a master merchandiser. Baby Dior boutiques, owned and planned by the House of Dior, are featured in nearly every leading destination location. Items of the collections are sold in high-end department stores and privately owned boutiques. The brand has its own online store and is sold from many other online sites.
What Celebrity Moms Love Baby Dior?
It’s no surprise that this luxurious French brand is a favorite of celebrity moms from Kim Kardashian to Monaco’s Princess Charlene and Beyonce. From baby blankets to booties, christening outfits and more, you’ll be sure to spot celebrity babies wearing these luxurious children’s clothing.
From Christian Dior to Marc Bohan to Raf Simons, this adorable kids brand creates fashion for you to hand from generation to generation of your own children.