By: Eman Helmy
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:04:31
Christian Dior S.A is a French luxury goods company controlled and chaired by businessman Bernard Arnault who also heads LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world's largest luxury group. Dior itself holds 42.36% shares of it and 59.01% voting rights in LVMH.
Founded in 1946 by the eponymous designer Christian Dior, today the company designs and retails ready-to-wear, leather goods, fashion accessories, footwear, jewelry, timepieces, fragrance, make-up and skincare products while also maintaining its tradition as a creator of recognized haute-couture (under the Christian Dior Couture division). While the Christian Dior label remains largely for women's offerings, the company also operates the Dior Homme division for men and the baby Dior label for children wear.