Everything is a sign. Everything makes sense. Christian Dior believed in his fabulous destiny, in his lucky star. Like that evening of 18 April 1946. He was 41 years old and working at Lucien Lelong. The next day, he had a meeting with Marcel Boussac, the most famous of the post-war industrialists. The "King of Cotton", as he was known, wanted to invite Christian Dior to become the artistic director of a fashion house: Philippe et Gaston. Christian Dior was unsure. He felt that the decision was important because three times already, chance had pointed him towards the fabulous destiny that awaited him. It was a childhood friend, Georges Vigouroux, whom he encountered three consecutive times on the streets of Paris who knew Marcel Boussac and was trying to convince Dior to embrace his future. "But what for?" Was doubtless the question in the mind of the man who did not yet realise the amplitude of what he was to bring to haute couture, women and France's position abroad?