1957 IN FASHION

Christian Dior presents his new "Ligne Libre" for Spring 1957, followed by the "Ligne Fuseau" for Fall. On October 24, the world is shaken by the designer's sudden death. His young assistant Yves Saint Laurent is named his successor and finds himself the head designer of Dior at age 21. Guy Laroche opens his couture salon in Paris.

1957

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