Christian Dior studied political science before becoming the world’s premier 1950s fashion designer. He had his change of heart in 1938; and in 1953, he hired then-unknown Yves Saint-Laurent as his assistant. When Dior died in 1957, Saint-Laurent took the reigns as the company’s head designer. The growth of this leading fashion company has been tremendous in the last 10 years. Although the couture fashion industry has been hit by the Recession, Dior’s diverse offerings—including perfumes, jewelry and ready-to-wear clothing— mean it will continue to succeed.
Christian Dior Couture offers a variety of internships through its parent company, LVMH. Most positions deal with sales in some capacity. Students interested in working for Dior should check out its ever- changing list of internship opportunities at www.lvmh.com (follow “FAQ” to “Human Resources”). Students must be fluent in French and English. (Other fashionable Francophile internships are available on the site as well, from fashion name Celine to bubbly purveyor Moet et Chandon.)
Open to current college students who are fluent in both French and English. Fluency in a third language is preferred.
Christian Dior Couture
19 East 57th Street
New York, NY
Phone: (212) 931-2200
Number of Interns: Varies
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors
New York, NY