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Interview with Spencer Sweeney

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The Lady Dior seen by Spencer Sweeney

Based in New York, Spencer Sweeney is a visual artist, performer, musician, experimental musical theater producer and a black belt in aikido. His many talents come through in his work, which expresses a perpetual desire for movement and aesthetic revolution. For the Dior Lady Art project he has created two bags, each with a unique design in which one can recognize faces, handprints and an eye, works that appear unfinished so that their owner feels that they are participating in the creative process by carrying them day after day.

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The Lady Dior seen by Jamilla Okubo

Born in 1993 and a graduate of New York's Parsons School of Design, she is one of the youngest artists to have been invited to participate in the Dior Lady Art project. Inspired by her Kenyan origins, Jamilla Okubo sets out to give a new perspective on the African diaspora. Her three Lady Dior bags were particularly complex to make; blending African-style beads, crystals and embroidery techniques typical of Dior haute couture, they evoke a dialogue between Kenyan culture and Parisian heritage.

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The Lady Dior seen by Betty Mariani

Born in 1993, the French artist Betty Mariani uses the techniques of street art and graffiti to show that there magic in the everyday. Her interpretation of the medium-sized Lady Dior bag features a female face covered with splashes of color. Embroidery adds a sense of relief to the print, as if several people had participated in the decoration of the bag; an idea that alludes to the world of graffiti, where several artists contribute to the same mural.

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Interview with Namsa Leuba

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The Lady Dior seen by Namsa Leuba

The work of this Swiss-Guinean artist questions the way in which African identities are perceived in the West. Inspired by the marriage of cultures, the colorful Lady Dior bags designed by Namsa Leuba pushed the craftspeople in the leatherworking  ateliers to surpass the limits of their savoir-faire. On her medium-sized bag, which took over three hundred hours of work, mink, fabric and beads were sewn together like pieces of a puzzle. The other model has been woven in the manner of old African textiles.

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Interview with Friedrich Kunath

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