Modelling for a legend – Svetlana Lloyd on Dior

Produced as part of Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Svetlana Lloyd, a Dior mannequin during the 1950s, gives a fascinating and detailed account of what it was like to be part of the famous couture house at the time, how the collections were created, the organisation of the House, as well as the man himself, Christian Dior.

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Background image: Svetlana Lloyd in Bonne Conduite dress, Christian Dior by Yves Saint Laurent (1936–2008), Spring/Summer 1958, Trapèze line. Photograph by Sabine Weiss, Paris, 1958. © Sabine Weiss