If you (or the woman in your life) were to have a fairy godmother like Cinderella's, you would probably want her to get your ball outfits from
Christian Dior. They're dreamy without being stuffy, young without being overbearing, and grown-up without being stodgy. It's no wonder that Dior's chief designer, John Galliano, has a string of fashion awards to his name. When he presented his first collection for Dior in 1997, it was clear that the legendary Paris design label was in good hands. Since that time, Dior has become a favorite of stars like Drew Barrymore, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, and Eva Mendes. Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman often show up on red carpets wearing Galliano's designs for Dior, too.
While Dior's ready-to-wear lines are financially out of reach for a lot of people, a pair of
Christian Dior sunglasses can add a shot of pure class, style, and sophistication to any wardrobe. They're the kind of sunglasses you can put on with the simplest sweater and faded jeans and suddenly look put together, as if you should be strolling along the banks of the Seine rather than schlepping to Starbucks.
If you're a man, the Dior Black Tie series protects your eyes with the kind of sophistication that lets the world know that you know what style is all about. The Black Tie 50 is probably the most versatile of the group, in a flattering rectangular frame in a classic tortoiseshell design that will work year-round pretty much forever, or until you let someone borrow them and they never give them back. (You should know better, really!)
The only "problem" with the women's designs is choosing from such bountiful style riches. The Dior 60s 2, with its gorgeous butterscoth-y mother-of-pearl frames and brown gradient lenses would have looked right at home in London, circa 1965, accessorizing a Mary Quant minidress paired with patent leather boots. This style would also look right at home today with your favorite print blouse and the jeans that you've had forever that you refuse to give up.
But Dior doesn't just do retro when it comes to sunglasses. The Dior Quadrille F is up-to-the-minute modern, in a rimless frame with lenses available in gray, brown, or a very nouveau brown / blue gradient. What about the oversized "movie star" frames? Funny you should ask, because plenty of top celebrities (like Jennifer Lopez, Dita von Teese, Nicole Richie, and Kate Hudson) love Dior sunglasses. The Diorita 1 and Diorita 2 are Dior's takes on this style, with frames in luscious, unique colors like Purple Havana and Striped Nude.
Dior always has, and probably always will represent the finest in Paris couture. Dior sunglasses promise to protect your eyes from 100% of UV rays, while giving your look a shot of style that you just can't fake.