Black Enamel and Swarovski Crystal Gold Tone 1980s
Gorgeous Christian Dior and Swarovski crystal earrings
These rare 1980s vintage earrings are so beautifully designed
Crafted in polishes gold plated brass and black enamel embellished with sparkling diamante stones
These fabulous earrings look absolutely stunning when worn
- They are marked Chr.Dior
- These earrings are 25mm (1″) Long x 16 mm wide
- They weigh 8.5 grams
- They are post earrings for pierced ears
- They come in the presentation box illustrated
- These earrings are in exceptional condition
- our ref: 22236
Christian Dior, (born January 21, 1905, France—died October 24, 1957, French fashion designer whose creations dominated world fashion in the decade following World War II.
Dior was born into a wealthy family and trained for the French foreign service, but in the midst of the financial crisis of the 1930s he went to work illustrating fashions for the weekly Figaro Illustré. In 1938 he became an assistant designer for the leading couturier of Paris, Robert Piguet, and four years later joined the house of designer Lucien Lelong (1889–1958).
In 1947, backed by French entrepreneur Marcel Boussac, Dior introduced the revolutionary New Look, spurring international controversy over its radically lowered hemline. The look featured small shoulders, a cinched waist, and a voluminous skirt—a drastic change from the World War II look of padded shoulders and short skirts.
The overnight sensation of the New Look was followed by 10 years of outstanding success. In the 1950s, Dior introduced a variety of new silhouettes, including the H-line, the A-line, and the Y-line. Dior was instrumental in commercializing Parisian fashion on a worldwide basis and in regaining for Parisian couturiers the ground that had temporarily been lost to American designers. Upon Dior’s death in 1957, his assistant Yves Saint Laurent took over the couture house. Saint Laurent held this position until 1960, when he was drafted into the French army. Subsequent creative directors at the House of Dior have included Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, and John Galliano.
How to care for your Christian Dior crystal vintage earrings. They can be cleaned with soap, warm water and a soft toothbrush, dried with kitchen towel and then gently rubbed with a gold cleaning cloth.