Christian Dior provoked a worldwide sensation in 1947 when he reintroduced the flowing, ankle-length skirt. Dubbed the New Look by the press, Dior became the King of Fashion. For the next 30 years the House of Dior played host to aristocrats, stars of stage and film, and glitterati from around the world. Published in conjuction with the Christian Dior 50th anniversary exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 320 pp. Photos. the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photos.