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16th 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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16th October
Savoir Faire

SADDLE BAG SAVOIR-FAIRE: VIDEO 

16th 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.

15th 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.

15th October
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TÊTE DE MORT COLLECTION

Enigmatic and delicate, the new Tête de Mort collection designed by Victoire de Castellane, the Creative Director of Dior Joaillerie, required the exercising of all the exception savoir-faire the House’s artisans possess.  

Three rings and three necklaces in yellow, rose and white gold compose this Tête de Mort jewelry collection which revisits the phrases “Memento Mori” and “Carpe Diem”. Alluding to the fact that we must take advantage of every moment life offers, these two precepts have been interpreted through stones carefully selected for their pastel and profound hues. Discreetly scattered like clues across these creations, certain details serve to echo these Latin terms. Clover represented with tsavorite garnets, meticulously engraved hearts, or a crown of lily-of-the-valley in white gold and diamonds, evoke the notion of fate and the charms that Christian Dior so prized. All of these motifs were meticulously made by the expert hands of a craftsman in a French jewelry atelier. With the help of his trusty tools, he worked with careful precision to produce a precious story that rewards closer inspection.  

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