Marc Bohan, former creative director of Dior, dies at 97

Marc Bohan, former creative director of Dior, dies at 97
September 9, 2023 – 09:45


PARIS, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Marc Bohan, a fashion visionary and Dior’s longest-serving designer, has died at the age of 97, the French luxury fashion house said.

“Dior is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Marc Bohan, an immense and influential visionary who was creative director of our House for almost three decades,” Dior said in a statement late Friday on the social network X.

“His originality and modernity have never ceased to inspire. Our sympathy goes out to his family and friends”

Bohan, who died on September 6, began working for Christian Dior in 1957, creating collections in London.

He became the house’s third artistic director in 1961, when he was asked to head the French brand after his predecessor Yves Saint Laurent was drafted into the French army.

He led the brand as artistic director for nearly three decades, until 1989, and built a reputation as a creator of feminine, elegant clothing for a wealthy clientele that included Princess Grace of Monaco, film stars Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor, and the opera diva Maria Callas. (Reporting by Dominique Vidalon Edited in Spanish by Javier López de Lérida)

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