One of the most iconic fashion houses in the world, Christian Dior revolutionized women's dress after World War II. Artistically protesting against the minimalist silhouettes arising from fabric rations during the war, Dior created lavish, luxurious dresses imitating the silhouette of a flower. These creations, though rejected at first for their extravagant amounts of material and radical departure from the fashions of the time, came to be known as the "New Look" after the war, and revolutionized women's fashions. Dior nearly single-handedly restored Paris as the fashion center of the world. Dior watches embody the opulence of the brand, using luxury materials such as diamond and ceramic to create high fashion timepieces.