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25 June
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A PASSION FOR FLOWERS

Christian Dior enjoyed growing them as much as admiring them. Flowers, inspired by those on the porcelain services from La Colle Noire, the couturier’s château in the Var region of southern France, bloom on the collection’s shirts, blousons and jackets. Transformed into contemporary designs, then worked up into prints on silk or delicate embroideries of feathers or beads, they celebrate the savoir-faire of excellence possessed by the House’s ateliers.

25 June
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THE BEE

In his memoirs, Christian Dior compared the petites mains in his ateliers to worker bees.

This is when the thousand hands that shape, cut and baste spring into action ... From my studio chief of staff to the young apprentices, the Avenue Montaigne beehive comes to life,” the founding couturier wrote. Having since become signature House motifs, for the first Dior Men collection by Kim Jones they were reinterpreted by the artist KAWS with X-shaped eyes.

Embroidered in feathers on a tulle-covered bomber jacket, they also appear, singly or in swarms, on other pieces such as shirts and the keyring charms accessorizing totes.

24 June
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STREET-STYLE

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24 June
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Interviews

Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, A$AP Rocky, Bella Hadid and host of other stars share their first impressions of the Dior Men show from Kim Jones.

24 June
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STARS IN DIOR

  • Kate Moss

  • NaomiCampbell & Lenny Kravitz

  • ASAP Rocky

  • Robert Pattinson

  • Bella Hadid

  • Romy Madley-Croft & Oliver Sim

  • Takashi Murakami

  • Natalia Vodianova

  • Rita Ora

  • Christina Ricci

  • Iris Law

  • Jérémie Laheurte

  • Gwendoline Christie

24 June
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Kaws

Commissioned by Kim Jones for his first show, KAWS conceived a 10-meter-tall sculpture of none other than "BFF", his famous character, paying homage in its own way to the tutelary figure of Christian Dior. Portrait of an extraordinary artist.

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Inspired by pop culture icons, his works have a universal impact, one that appeals to all generations. As a graffiti artist, painter, illustrator, sculptor and publisher, KAWS discovered street art on the streets of Jersey City as a teenager, where he hung out with his skater friends.

Graduating from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1996, he made a name for himself by hijacking advertising posters, replacing the faces of the models with a pirate skull named Skully. His universe is populated by characters from comics and cartoons, such as The Simpsons, Mickey Mouse, Snoopy and SpongeBob, which he revisits in a humorous way and on different scales, playing with the proportions and cultural references.

Specially commissioned by Kim Jones for his first Dior Men collection, KAWS has created a monumental sculpture representing his iconic "BFF" character, symbolizing the silhouette of Christian Dior and instantly recognizable by its X-shaped eyes, one of the American artist's signatures. They’re also to be found on the bee, the House code he reinterpreted, again at the request of the Artistic Director of Dior Men, with the bright colors and rounded lines characteristic of his visual universe.

Moreover, in 2008, this insatiably curious and multitalented artist designed the limited-edition cover of the Kanye West album 808s & Heartbreak. In 2016, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in Texas devoted a retrospective to him, "KAWS: WHERE THE END STARTS", which also toured to the Yuz Museum in Shanghai last year.

24 June
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AMBIANCE

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