DIORMAG: What is your vision of the house of Dior?
HUBERT LE GALL: Femininity and seduction. The Dior woman is like a flower in bloom. She's sexy and embraces her femininity. For me this brings to mind an idea of elegance, and a delicate use of color.
DIORMAG: How have you transposed this vision into your creations for Dior MAISON?
HUBERT LE GALL: I wanted the cups, mugs and coffee service to approach the notion of couture. There's the significance of the bow that shapes the waist, holding and emphasizing it. I focused on the idea of a Dior woman with a satin ribbon tied beneath her bust. The keywords were simplicity and femininity. I was never particularly interested in adding color because the shine, the gold and silver evoke luxury just as well.
DIORMAG: In what way does this collection channel your own artistic universe?
HUBERT LE GALL: It's representative of my universe in that it plays with codes. The valet trays have a certain poetry thanks to the lily-of-the-valley, which is a bringer of good luck and a code of the house of Dior.
DIORMAG: What was your starting point, inspirationwise?
HUBERT LE GALL: How to work with porcelain, a new material for me as I am used to working with bronze.
DIORMAG: Which aspect of savoir-faire did you highlight in this collection?
HUBERT LE GALL: I believe very strongly about the development and promotion of French savoir-faire. I believe we should take advantage of all the extraordinary talent that surrounds us. I was very happy to have been able to access some of this knowledge. And this, in turn, has had an influence on my own personal work.