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25th June
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TRANSPARENCY

The pieces designed by Kim Jones are an echo of the House’s haute couture savoir-faire and have inspired new techniques. Jackets, appearing as though they’ve been turned inside out, reveal their striped lining and layering of two types of silk organza, while shirts feature flowers that have been printed or embroidered with feathers in an interplay of materials and transparencies. Tank tops also capture this effect, too, through the use of toile de Jouy and Dior Oblique canvas motifs.

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    Morgan O’Donovan

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    Morgan O’Donovan

25th June
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Tailleur Oblique

The new jacket designed by Kim Jones, named the Tailleur Oblique, wraps the silhouette in a diagonal line and comes in pink, yellow, gray, black or white. A nod to one of the styles from the fall-winter 1950 collection, it pays tribute to Christian Dior’s celebrated passion for tailoring.

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Morgan O’Donovan

25th June
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Toile de Jouy

From 1947, this great French classic adorned the walls of the founding couturier’s first boutique, named “Colifichets” – at 30 Avenue Montaigne – realized in collaboration with the decorator Victor Grandpierre, following the advice of the artist Christian Bérard. Directly inspired by this toile de Jouy, Kim Jones used it for trench coats, jackets, trousers, shorts and shirts, as well as on tank tops, reinterpreting it as an all-over print, in jacquards or feather embroidery.

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Morgan O’Donovan

25th June
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Cannage

At each of his shows, Christian Dior placed the guests in his salons at 30 Avenue Montaigne on elegant Napoleon III-style chairs, the seats of which were made of light-colored cane, or cannage. Having become an iconic House code, this artisanal weave was revisited for Summer 2019 by Kim Jones. Here, through laser cutting, it punctuates a leather trench coat, a shirt and a blouson, infusing this emblem with a contemporary air.

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Morgan O’Donovan

25th 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.

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