History

The history of Christian Dior began in 1946, when Monsieur Christian Dior started his own haute couture establishment in a townhouse at 30 avenue Montaigne in Paris, where the Company still has its headquarters.

Boussac group, which owned Christian Dior at that time, was acquired in 1984 by Bernard Arnault in association with a group of investors. In 1988, through one of its subsidiaries, Christian Dior took a 32% stake in LVMH, an ownership interest that would be gradually increased over the years. As of December 31, 2018, Christian Dior thus controlled 41% of the share capital and 57% of the voting rights of LVMH, while the Arnault Family Group also held about 6% of the share capital and 7% of the voting rights of LVMH as of this same date.

The Christian Dior group was formed through successive alliances among companies that, from generation to generation, have successfully combined traditions of excellence and creative passion with a cosmopolitan flair and a spirit of conquest. Together, these companies now make up a powerful, international Group, sharing their expertise with its newer brands and continuing to cultivate the art of growing well while transcending time, without losing their soul or their image of distinction.

FROM THE 14TH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT

14th century - 1365

Le Clos des Lambrays

16th century - 1593

Château d’Yquem

18th century - 1729

Ruinart

1743

Moët & Chandon

1765

Hennessy

1772

Veuve Clicquot

1780

Chaumet

19th century - 1815

Ardbeg

1817

Cova

1828

Guerlain

1832

Château Cheval Blanc

1843

Krug

Glenmorangie

1846

Loewe

1849

Royal Van Lent

1852

Le Bon Marché

1854

Louis Vuitton

1858

Mercier

1860

TAG Heuer

Jardin d’Acclimatation

1865

Zenith

1870

La Samaritaine

1884

Bvlgari

1895

Berluti

1898

Rimowa

20th century - 1908

Les Echos

1916

Acqua di Parma

1923

La Grande Épicerie de Paris

1924

Loro Piana

1925

Fendi

1936

Dom Pérignon

Fred

1944

Le Parisien-Aujourd’hui en France

1945

Céline

1946

Christian Dior

1947

Parfums Christian Dior

Emilio Pucci

1952

Givenchy

Connaissance des Arts

1957

Parfums Givenchy

1958

Starboard Cruise Services

1959

Chandon

1960

DFS

1969

Sephora

1970

Kenzo

Cape Mentelle

1972

Parfums Loewe

1974

Investir-Le Journal des Finances

1975

Ole Henriksen

1976

Benefit Cosmetics

1977

Newton

1980

Hublot

1983

Radio Classique

1984

Pink Shirtmaker

Marc Jacobs

Make Up For Ever

1985

Cloudy Bay

1988

Kenzo Parfums

1991

Fresh

1992

Colgin Cellars

1993

Belvedere

1998

Bodega Numanthia

1999

Terrazas de los Andes

Cheval des Andes

21st century - 2004

Nicholas Kirkwood

2008

Kat Von D

2009

Maison Francis Kurkdjian

2010

Woodinville

2013

Ao Yun

2017

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna