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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, 2021, Christian Dior thus controlled 41% of the share capital and 56% of the voting rights of LVMH, while the Arnault Family Group also held about 7% of the share capital and 8% 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.

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
1837
Tiffany
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
1914
Patou
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
Celine
1946
Christian Dior Couture
1947
Parfums Christian Dior
Emilio Pucci
1952
Givenchy
Connaissance des Arts
1955
Château du Galoupet
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
Belmond
1977
Newton
1980
Hublot
1983
Radio Classique
1984
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

21th century

2004
Nicholas Kirkwood
2006
Château d’Esclans
Maisons Cheval Blanc
2009
Maison Francis Kurkdjian
2010
Woodinville
2013
Ao Yun
Marc Jacobs Beauty
2016
Cha Ling
Fondation Louis Vuitton
2017
Volcán De Mi Tierra
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna
2019
Fenty