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17 October
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Dior Tribales

“I always like seeing women wearing earrings. They provide a pretty final touch,” Christian Dior wrote in his Little Dictionary of Fashion. Iconic and timeless, this season Dior Tribales embrace three House codes in gilt metal: the initials of Christian Dior, along with a star and a bee, signature Dior symbols and talismans. With two different sized pearls, these earrings play with notions of symmetry and can be worn as a pair or mixed with other House designs.

16 October
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CHARLIZE THERON IN DIOR

Actress and House muse Charlize Theron was dressed in Dior to attend the 25th Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood celebration in Los Angeles. 

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16 October
Savoir Faire

SADDLE BAG SAVOIR-FAIRE: VIDEO 

16 October
Savoir Faire

RED LEATHER SADDLE BAG SAVOIR-FAIRE

Designed in 1999 by Dior as a tribute to the equestrian world, the Saddle bag was revisited by Maria Grazia Chiuri for the 2018-2019 ready-to-wear collection. Discover the savoir-faire of the red leather style.

Its distinctive equestrian-inspired curves were reconceived in two formats by the House’s design studio. “I wanted it larger and more robust, but also very colorful, embroidered or with beaded fringe because, like a chameleon, it adapts to all situations,” the Creative Director of the women’s collections explains. To follow the steps in its making, one must set a course for Tuscany, a few kilometers from Florence, and the Dior leatherworking ateliers where it is the only bag from the House that’s constructed on two separate oak wood forms.

With its slightly glossy finish, red supple calf leather is carefully selected and cut out in eleven elements by Marco, a leather expert with forty-three years’ experience. Then another craftsman places the two parts that comprise the flap on a form and shapes the material with his hands. Next, the front and back panels are placed on a second wooden form where the sides and base of the bag will be mounted and sewn to the two central parts. With the bag assembled, the metal pieces embellishing it are added. The “D” is sewn on the leather tab at the front, and the two “CD” buckles are set in place on the sides just before where the strap will be placed. The two attachments allow it to be customized with the addition of a wide canvas strap designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri in several versions and colors.

15 October
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COLLECTION SAVOIR-FAIRE: VIDEO  

From the initial gouache rendering to the final touches, discover the various steps in the creation of the pieces in the Tête de Mort collection.

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