Fashion great who served for three decades as head designer of the esteemed Dior label. His elegant dresses were worn by the likes of Princess Grace of Monaco and Jacqueline Kennedy.
Prior to discovering design, he owned and operated his own salon.
After leaving Dior, he worked for Norman Hartnell in London, England.
He was married twice and had one daughter, Marie-Anne.
One of his designs was inspired by Boris Pasternak's Dr. Zhivago.