40 Stunning Photos of Fashion Designs by Marc Bohan For Christian Dior in the 1960s

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From 1958 to 1960, French fashion designer Marc Bohan designed for the Christian Dior, London line. In September 1960, Dior’s creative director Yves Saint Laurent was called up for military service; Bohan was promoted to replace him.

His deceptively simple, elegant designs drew their inspiration from the 1920s, and rejected the extremes of contemporary fashion. One notable collection in 1966 was inspired by the Russian style of Doctor Zhivago.
Bohan’s classic pieces are now found in museum collections around the world. In 2009, the Musee Christian Dior at Granville held a major Bohan retrospective.

In 1989, Bohan left Dior, before joining for the house of Norman Hartnell in London, where he worked for the label until 1992. Bohan has since designed under his own name.

These stunning photos captured portraits of classic beauties in fashion designs by Marc Bohan for Christian Dior in the 1960s.
Dior creative director Marc Bohan with models from his first collection (Spring-Summer 1961), photo by Mark Shaw, 1961

Carla Marlier in rust suede suit, jacket is loosely belted over navy shantung blouse by Dior, photo by Guy Arsac, 1960

Nena von Schlebrugge in flame-red silk ottoman gown by Marc Bohan for Dior, and necklace made up of Aurora Borealis crystals from Swarovsky, photo by Claude Virgin, Vogue UK, October 1960

Denise Sarrault in bottlegreen velvet sheath belted in green satin and worn with fur trimmed jacket by Marc Bohan for Christian Dior, Paris, 1961

Dorothea McGowan in blazing paisley brocade theatre suit in reds and oranges, with sable cuffs and collar by Marc Bohan for Dior, photo by Irving Penn, November 1, 1961

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