Swarovski and Christian Dior - The Collaboration in 1956

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Design History: Swarovski and Dior


Swarovski and Dior


Christian Dior was undoubtedly one of the most influential fashion designers of the last century. He saw the potential of SWAROVSKI Crystals with the Aurora Boeralis effect for his fashions and consequently incorporated it into his work. The beginning of a success story for both companies.



60 years ago the Nothern Lights went crystal


In 1954 the first experiments on the development of a new surface coating for SWAROVSKI crystals began. In this process an interesting effect was achieved: it produced exactly the colors that bring to mind the Northern Lights – the Aurora Borealis. Just two years later, in 1956, SWAROVSKI launched the glamorous Aurora Borealis crystal effect.


With this surface coating, the classic SWAROVSKI crystal was transformed into a glittering gem­ – its colors changing from a fascinating green to blue and violet and to a magical red. The first designer to be fascinated by this new effect was Christian Dior himself. Without hesitation he used the AB effect in his collection the same year. From that point on, Aurora Borealis experienced unparalleled success in the design world, and remains a SWAROVSKI classic that brings glamour to those who choose to wear it. We have continued ever since to innovate the perception of crystal, with new colors, effects and shapes. And we will keep on doing so



Article from : Swarovski Professional


Personal Note :


Swarovski's Aurora Borealis is one of the most favourite color in our "AR Signature" product line. This color have some complex and unique effect that can change color, according to it's background.


When the background is white, the color change to bluish, and when the backgound is dark, it's change to yellowish, with a bit backgound color on the crystal mix with other color depending on the refraction of the light.


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