Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Christian Dior

Christian Dior, 1954

The French fashion designer Christian Dior was born on February 21, in 1905 (d. 1957). Karsh wrote: “…the only place where Dior would be photographed was his tiny private office which guards the designing and model room….I decided to portray him standing partially hidden behind a screen, only a portion of the face showing, with just one eye lighted and his finger to his lips enjoining silence and secrecy.”

Grace of Monac0, 1956

Princess Grace is wearing Dior in her well-known portrait sitting with Karsh, and we work closely with the Musée Christian Dior.