$500 and over
After a stint as a small gallery owner and as head designer for the fashion house, Lucien Lelong, Christian Dior founded his couture house in 1946. During his debut collection, Dior revolutionized the industry by introducing the 'New Look'. The small-waisted, full-skirted silhouette instantaneously set a new standard in post-WWII fashion, throwing the previous boxy, unflattering shape out the window. Today, with the signature flair of John Galliano, Dior is still widely praised for its glamorous designs and highly original thinking.