21st May 1955: French fashion designer Christian Ernest Dior (1905 – 1957) with one of his mannequins, during a tour of Scotland. The designer insured his collection for ?60,000 and flew 172 dresses (worth about ?300 each), eight models, three organisers and three dressers from Paris to Scotland in order to raise money for the Friends of France which organises exchange visits for Scottish and French school children. The spectacular shows, at Glasgow and Gleneagles, proved very popular and raised ?4,000 for the charity. Original Publication: Picture Post – 7765 – Dior In Scotland – pub. 1955 (Photo by Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images)
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