1931: the effects of the economic crash in the United States were felt violently in France. For the Dior clan, a sudden reversal of fortune was exacerbated by a terrible tragedy. But Christian proved himself to be strong and clear-headed in the face of adversity. His friends showed great generosity in looking out for him when he found himself penniless and fell seriously ill. And so he was sent off to rest and recuperate in the Pyrenees. And then to Majorca where the sun, the landscapes and the colors would stimulate his senses and awaken his creativity.