Miss Dior was launched on 12 February 1947, at the same time as Christian Dior’s very first collection. The couturier was careful to use it to fragrance all his salons. The perfume bears the nickname that Christian Dior’s muse Mitzah Bricard gave to the couturier’s younger sister, Catherine.
All the Dior signature styles are used to dress Miss Dior: a Louis XVI medallion, a Fontanges bow, houndstooth check and Trianon grey. For Spring-Summer 1949, Christian Dior translated the Miss Dior perfume into a stunning evening gown. Simons was to interpret the legendary Miss Dior dress twice over. For the Autumn-Winter 2012 Haute Couture collection, he designed a pointillist dress with thousands of roughly cut square pieces of chiffon arranged like petals. For Autumn-Winter 2013, he presented a new version in black tulle embroidered with thousands of flowers in the same colour.