Christian Dior’s remarkably courageous, indeed exceptionally brave, sister was the subject of the show that effectively opened Paris Fashion Week.
Held in a tent transformed into a garden with a forest of trees – to be sent later to woodland near Paris – the show was a tribute to Catherine Dior, who was arrested in Paris by the German Army in 1944 for supporting the Polish Resistance. Tracked down and marched away by the Gestapo, she was incarcerated in Ravensbrück.
https://www.instagram.com/p/B2zcqpXHzk7/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=dlfixWhen she finally returned, Dior nurtured his starved and shattered sister, re-introducing her to the sweet flowers of the South of France, where she worked in Grasse, growing plants, while he cherished his nearby house and garden, La Colle Noire.https://www.instagram.com/p/B2y-N24HJO9/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=dlfixVery little has been said about Catherine, who only died in 2008, especially by her brother’s famous fashion company. Perhaps the story seemed too painful to release, especially in the sensitive period of blame and shame immediately after the war. Now Justine Picardie, outgoing Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar UK, is working on a book about this brave woman.https://www.instagram.com/p/B2zUH1Anow1/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=dlfix