The rose hybrid, grown completely organically, descended from a favourite wild rose of Christian Dior himself. The beautiful pink tinted petals, and the rose's tall, and almost thorn-less stems reflect Christian Dior's design aesthetic, flowers were a main source of inspiration;
"The Dior woman is a queen among women, just as the rose is the queen among flowers."
The Jardin de Granville Rose in early bloom.
The perfect petals of The Jardin de Granville Rose.
Dior evening dress. Spring/Summer 1948.
Original Christian Dior sketch. Autumn/Winter 1947/48
Images courtesy of WGSN.