The House of Christian Dior was established in 1946 by Christian Dior. The French designer brought a fresh perspective to women's fashion after the war with the introduction of the New Look—a collection characterized by hourglass silhouettes that celebrated femininity. During the 1950s, the brand expanded its offerings to include accessories, such as handbags. In 2016, Maria Grazia Chiuri took on the position of creative director for women's wear.