Finnish model Suvi Koponen highlights Dior’s pre-fall 2019 collection, styled by Elin Svahn in muted earth colors in fluid fabrics. Photographer Zoe Ghertner captures Suvi for Dior Magazine Issue #27.
Dior launches a spirited Dioriviera campaign starring Lameka Fox, Malika El Maslouhi and Natalie Ogg, all wearing classical mixes of bi-color stripes and toile prints with Riviera destinations. Fabien Baron is creative director on the shoot with photography by Pamela Hanson.
Actor Elle Fanning was an apparition straight out of old Hollywood glamour, appearing at the Cannes 2019 screening of Quentin Tarantino’s highly-anticipated film ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’, wearing a jaw-dropping tribute to Christian Dior’s New Look.
The 21-year-old Fanning is the youngest juror in the history of the Cannes Film Festival and doesn’t appear in ‘Once Upon A Time in Hollywood’. The film tackles the summer of 1969, a tumultuous moment of American unrest and the Manson murder of pregnant actor Sharon Tate (played by Margot Robbie). At the time, the pregnant Tate was married to besieged director Roman Polanski.
Synergies between the worlds of fashion and ballet are intense, with Dior Creative Director of Dior Women Maria Grazia Chiuri crediting dance as a major source of inspiration for her designs. In collaboration with Eleonora Abbagnato—the Director of Ballet at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and an toile at the Opéra National in Paris—Chiuri’s creations are on stage in Rome from March 29 - April 2.
Her stunning collection of costumes for ‘Nuit Blanche’ a ballet in a series of three dances with choreography by Sébastien Bertaud is performed as an ode to composer and musician Philip Glass. Chiuri’s costumes for Abbagnato, principal guest dancer Friedmann Vogel and 16 dancers present a more contemporary examination of concepts of masculinity and femininity. Both genders are dressed in light and delicate, but highly-functional, materials.
Synergies between the worlds of fashion and ballet are intense, with Dior Creative Director of Dior Women Maria Grazia Chiuri crediting dance as a major source of inspiration for her designs. In collaboration with Eleonora Abbagnato—the Director of Ballet at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and an toile at the Opéra National in Paris—Chiuri’s creations are on stage in Rome from March 29 - April 2.Read More
Models Ruth Bell and Selena Forrest join forces with professional dancers in Dior’s Spring/Summer 2019 ad campaign, lensed by Harley Weir. Continuing the theme of dance, beauty and the female form as expressed in Dior’s spring runway show, the cast reference ethereal fabrics body suits, dresses and open-knit ensembles. Dior’s Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri speaks to the campaign, saying: ''My work is related to the celebration of the body through clothing and the opportunity it offers us in how we represent ourselves in the eyes of others as well as in our own eyes.''
Dior Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri launched her third Dior Lady Art project in early December 2018, at Miami’s Art Basel. For the first time, this third edition of the maison’s creative initiative, Dior Lady Art, is comprised of an all-woman cast of 11 artists transforming the classic Lady bag into works of art, The bags will now launch in January 2019 in expanded artistry by the same women at select Dior outlets worldwide. (See prior Dior Lady Art projects here. )
Earlier this week, Vogue.com profiled Danish jeweler and ceramist Jo Riis-Hansen, and her words got my attention. “I think the world is so fast,” says Riis-Hansen from her hometown, as her children, 10 and 6, play in the background. “I love fashion, I do, but it’s so fast. I think jewelry needs to slow down a bit, too. [When you buy a piece of jewelry] I think it’s important to [ask]: Where does it come from? Who is this person that made it? Did someone actually put real human or spiritual energy it? That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t buy the fast-fashion [stuff], I’m just pursuing another way of making jewelry, one that [fulfills] a personal need for me, to be able to put all these emotions into [my work].”
In our fast-paced, digital and often disposable world, we rarely understand the answers to Riis-Hansen’s questions. Yet, it’s well known that younger people, in particular, are very focused on these questions about the projects they are buying into.
It’s my intention to answer these questions around my own GlamTribal Design Collection. But after installing this rather laborious entry around Dior Lady Art handbags, it occurs to me that we have a wonderful foundation from which to explore these women artists — their work, their philosophies around art, life, politics and all related topics. We can track their exhibitions and their communities, the experiences that have informed their artistic visions in an ongoing project throughout 2019.
As opposed to this post being just another fashionable data bit in the glut of information on the Internet, we will slow down a bit and really understand the women artists who were chosen by Dior Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri to represent this great luxury brand in its third Dior Lady Art initiative.
Top model Selena Forrest joins Jennifer Lawrence in Dior’s Cruise 2019 ad campaign. Elin Svahn styles Selena in DiorCamp ‘Untamed Femininity’ looks lensed by Viviane Sassen with creative direction from Fabien Baron.