DIOR THE TEMPTATION OF VENICE

Dior has signed on to sponsor the Venice Biennale, which will be dominated by women and nonconforming artists in its next edition.The 59th International Art Exhibition will run from April 23 to Nov. 27 with funding from the French fashion house.

As the first Italian woman to direct the event, Cecilia Alemani is also a friend of Pietro Beccari, chairman and chief executive officer of Christian Dior Couture, perhaps this explains it. This year, the house is partnering with Venetian Heritage, an organization dedicated to restoring and preserving Venice’s cultural treasures, on a fundraising gala.

The event will take place at the Teatro La Fenice on Saturday, the opening day of the Biennale, and will support the restoration of the Ca’ d’Oro Museum on the Grand Canal, which is considered to be the finest surviving example of Venetian Gothic architecture. When I was writing an article about the “Museïfication” of Dior, I was in the clouds

DIOR TO BE A MUSEUM

After being appointed as the brand’s CEO in February 2018, Pietro Beccari undertook an ambitious project: renovating its Avenue Montaigne flagship store. This means Dior customers can eat, sleep, dress and play in this new store, which is a “game changer.”

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DIOR THE ECSTASY OF GOLD

The Paris Mint, or Monnaie de Paris, worked with the house of Dior last year on a unique 4.4-pound gold coin featuring the shape of the first perfume bottle created by Christian Dior for his first fragrance, Miss Dior.
This is the first coin the mint has made weighing 4.4 pounds and the first one it has ever presented at auction. The coin’s pre-sale estimate runs between 200,000 euros and 300,000 euros. Some of the auction’s proceeds are to go the association Fleurs d’Exception de Pays de Grasse, which sets out to protect, promote and bring the southern French city’s crops of flowers to their full potential.
“It supports young farmers, fosters the transmission of traditional expertise, advocates for local heritage and works to safeguard the environment and biodiversity,” The Miss Dior coin will go under the block during a live auction at Sotheby’s Paris scheduled to take place on March 2 at 9 a.m. The sale is part of the auction house’s first Luxury Week of 2022, known as Re(LUX).

 

DIOR IN LONDON

In a statement, Dior underlined its long ties with the U.K., dating back to its inaugural show across the Channel, held in 1947 in the presence of the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret. The house unveiled its 2017 women’s resort collection at Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.

“We are delighted to be presenting our fall men’s collection abroad once again, and to be reconnecting with the ‘physical’ runway, an experience that is more important than ever,” said Pietro Beccari, chairman and chief executive officer of Christian Dior Couture.

London is, of course, also the city closest to Kim Jones’ heart, where he was born and where he lives, which inspires him with its inexhaustible creativity and which he loves deeply,” he added. show in London on Dec. 9.

Jones, who has worked for brands including Umbro, Dunhill and Louis Vuitton, hasn’t shown a collection in the British capital since 2003. The designer counts British celebrities such as David and Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell among his close friends.

DIOR JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU

Dior Launches Men’s Tailoring Capsule Line, Kailand Morris, the son of Stevie Wonder Just Called to Say I Love You espacialy your money.

Jones has designed a capsule collection dubbed Modern Tailoring, launching worldwide today in selected Dior men’s stores and online, that offers an updated take on formal dressing with the addition of some sportswear staples. Among the talents photographed by Brett Lloyd for the project are model Kailand Morris, the son of Stevie Wonder and fashion designer Kai Millard Morris, who interned at Dior last summer, as by coincidence !!

You know what’s interesting, when I go to the stores, and I go to the one in SoHo in New York, it’s all the NYU students saving up to buy a suit from Dior for their graduation. I would never have thought of that when I was a kid, and I certainly wouldn’t have been able to afford it, but times have changed,” he said.
It’s not always the people you expect to buy suits that are buying them. But we cater for everyone and I think that’s kind of super important. I know our customer base is wide; But Trump said is a Fack news! No ? You see the pictures.

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CHIURI FASHION VICTIMS FOR DIOR

Spring 2021 show, which was held in a vast white box in the Tuileries Garden. Chiuri has been one busy bee in recent months: creating a couture collection in miniature, and a lavish film that continued her narrative, and staging a massive open-air show in Lecce, Italy, for cruise that involved scores of collaborations with local artisans. Here she continued the thread and the toil for spring, linking with women in Indonesia for original Ikat prints, and turning out 86 exits in a dark room punctuated with stained-glass-like windows bearing magazine collages by artist Lucia Marcucci.

With all the loose shapes duster coats, short kimonos and wide culottes and the scarf prints in dusty colors, the clothes felt like old friends or heirlooms, far from the slick and glossy luxury goods of yore.

Chiuri remains committed to physical runway shows even as restrictions on daily life are mounting along with COVID-19 cases in France deeming them the best way to display haute craftsmanship, and a fashion message.

She had a chorus of women singing a lament by avant-garde Italian composer Lucia Ronchetti that added another somber, occasionally dissonant layer to the proceedings. Continue reading

DIOR FROM SKETCH TO SCREEN

Paris Couture Week kicks off today with an online showcase instead of the usual lavish shows held across the French capital. Even if this could be a strong season in terms of creativity, because everyone is trying to find solutions, I think it won’t have the same splendor as a normal haute couture fashion week, Continue reading

DIOR A CATHEDRALE SAINT-HONORÉ

Interior garden, framed photos dotting the walls, vintage furniture and views of the Notre-Dame-de l’Assomption church. What a surprise a church facing Dior’s cathedral? Dior’s new five-story flagship at 261 Rue Saint-Honoré has the grandeur and intimacy of a Parisian apartment, But you can’t sleep there.

The boutique, which opened to the public on July 4, to please Donald Trump and after a dedicated day for VIP clients, is five times bigger than the store it replaces just down the street a major statement about the brand’s momentum, ambitions, and long-term view.

During a walk-through of the store on Thursday, Pietro Beccari, president and chief executive officer of Christian Dior Couture, drew a parallel to the founder. Continue reading

FLOWER OF CRYSTAL IN MAY

Dior Celebrates Lily of the Valley With New Homewares Line. Dior’s tradition of distributing lily of the valley to its employees on May 1 has been suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Tradition has it that on May 1, Dior gifts its employees a sprig of lily of the valley a French custom said to date back to the 16th century, symbolizing good luck and happiness.

This year, due to the coronavirus outbreak, the May Day custom has been put on hold as most of Dior’s staff continues to work from home. Instead, the French fashion house is celebrating the bloom, which founder Christian Dior turned into a brand signature, with a new homewares collection designed by Cordelia de Castellane.

Currently holed up in her country house some 45 minutes from Paris, the artistic director of Dior Maison has revisited the emblematic house motif with a selection of porcelain plates, hand-painted or engraved glasses, and blown-glass decorative baubles and decanters Continue reading

DIOR PARFUMS AND CLAUDIA

Claudia Marcocci has been appointed brand general director of Parfums Christian Dior.

She took up the position on Feb. 15, succeeding Véronique Courtois, who had held the job for more than seven years before moving to steer Guerlain, another LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned brand.

Marcocci was formerly senior vice president of Gucci Beauty, beginning in 2017, at Coty Inc. She also served as vice president of global for that brand, starting in 2016, and the year prior became associate director of Gucci Beauty global design after the Procter & Gamble beauty brands were acquired by Coty.

Marcocci held numerous positions at P&G, including global digital and e-commerce director for its prestige division.

LVMH’s Perfumes and Cosmetics Division closed 2019 with sales of 6.84 billion euros, up 12 percent year-over-year in reported terms and 9 percent on an organic basis. The company cited Dior as a main growth driver for the branch, and said the brand’s business grew much faster than the beauty market. Continue reading

DIOR, MY MOTHER’S WIFE

Dior comes to pose a structure of the lying woman’s body, Here is a structure that is more reminiscent of an extravagant sculpture by Anish Kapoor posed like a big piece of excrement in the middle of Paris.

It is in this same museum that Camille Claudel had shown through her creations all the femininity of the world. Does Maria Chiuri dream of this one? As a tribute to her Roman upbringing, the mannequins, all sails floating outside, remind us of the Roman virginal vestals, the very ones who took vows of celibacy to honour the goddess Vesta.

Yet, under the invisible tutelage of an angel, the creator is drunk with sunshine. Here is the ambrosia and the nectar of vermeil running between the dresses of her predecessors (Josse, Franck Sorbier and Hervé Léger) remixed with a dress from the 1930s; a nod to Judy Chicago, a visual artist and activist of her state, to end up making a collection worthy of Louisa Spagnoli. Continue reading

DIOR, BLAME ON YOU !

He was the eccentricity although there was no snobbery in him. He created his accessories by recycling everything he had on hand; already an ecological visionary. Judy Blame was a sweet, punk London nutter of his own kind. Judy… for Judy Garland and Blame came to cling to his name, laughing about it, he said, because it’s better to laugh than to cry. Here is a wink from Kim John, who has drawn heavily on this legacy for her collection. And, because of the designer’s passion for sewing, the show was a parade of dandies wearing moiré silks cut with large cocards, precious wools both knitted and used for bulky coats, and Opera gloves that complemented every look. The first thing you could see was the jewelry (characteristic elements of Judy Blame’s look). Continue reading