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13 April
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An exceptional collection

On the occasion of the Salone del Mobile in Milan, Dior Maison is unveiling fourteen exclusive creations produced by Dimore Studio. This collection, which is being presented in the beautiful Casa degli Atellani in Milan, is now available by special order, for one year only.

The interior architecture and design firm Dimore Studio, founded in Milan in 2003 by the Italian-American duo Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran, has been granted carte blanche to create a series of precious objects for Dior Maison.

This very exclusive collection, composed of vases, trays, a candelabra, a lighter and an ashtray, a place-setting, frames and an umbrella holder, blends virtuoso work on various metals (gold, silver, bronze and steel) with Plexiglas and natural rattan weave celebrating cannage, the Maison Dior’s emblematic code. An exceptional collection, the alchemy of excellence in savoir-faire, the French art of living and Dimore Studio’s unique contemporary signature.

11 April
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A Floral Kaleidoscope

Created by Maria Grazia Chiuri for the Spring-Summer 2019 ready-to-wear collection, hypnotic “Kaleidiorscopic” floral motifs are inspired by dancer Loïe Fuller’s avant-garde plays of light. They flourish on print or delicately embroidered dresses, as well as on sneakers and denim pieces that blend elegance with a sportswear allure.

10 April
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J’adore Divine Oil

At the heart of a precious amphora with iconic curves, the new J’adore Divine Oil is an invitation to instant pleasure. This travel-friendly spray envelops the skin in a delicate, fragrant mist that liberates the radiant notes of the House’s emblematic floral bouquet. Its refined, light formula generously hydrates the skin, leaving a satiny, luminous finish to enhance subtly sun-kissed skin. 

10 April
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J’adore Roller-Pearl

Inside a travel-friendly jewel-bottle with sensual curves inspired by the iconic amphora, J’adore’s emblematic fragrance trail is now available in a Roller-Pearl format. Its soft pearl rolls voluptuously over the hollow of the neck or the wrist, revealing an astonishingly fresh and sensorial texture imbued with the legendary floral bouquet of J’adore. A graceful, elegant and sensual new gesture.

09 April
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Prolonging the pleasure of J’adore

J’adore is an extraordinary perfume because it rises to the challenge of being easily seductive while having an original signature. Of being carnal without weightiness. It’s a composition that blends opposites, that turns iconic floral notes into an alluring, unexpected and mysterious whole. J’adore invents a flower that doesn’t exist,” explains François Demachy.

Highlighting the legendary fragrance trail of J’adore Eau de Parfum by delicately elevating it, and underscoring special moments just for oneself. With its new roller-pearl format as well as a new Divine Oil, J’adore offers women two new ways to wear its storied floral bouquet.

08 April
Savoir Faire

Savoir-Faire Video: The Making of the ‘Lady Dior’

08 April
Savoir Faire

The ‘Lady Dior,’ a Lesson in Savoir-Faire

The House’s signature handbag is born from the expert hands of demanding, meticulous and passionate artisans who leave Dior know-how imprinted on its leather. Discover some of the secrets behind the making of an icon.

The Lady Dior is the House’s most emblematic handbag — the one that, for more than twenty years, has been the hallmark of a sophisticated and elegant allure. Everything about it requires the best in leather-crafting know-how at the atelier where it is made, just a few kilometers outside of Florence, Italy. From the most timeless styles, in lambskin, to the most precious, in alligator, everything starts with choosing the skin. Invariably, the selection process follows the same ritual: touching, feeling, examining, observing and scrutinizing every centimeter.

For this Lady Dior in Nude, the artisan cut out its thirty-two elements using patterns and a finely sharpened blade. Next comes the cannage— so named for the crisscross motif also found on the Napoleon III seats placed in Dior’s salons for the very first fashion show, on February 12th 1947 — which is minutely stitched onto the leather.

Then the handles are meticulously hand-mounted, just as the rest of the bag is hand-assembled using a wooden form made-to-measure to its exact proportions. Using his or her hands, the artisan fashions and works the leather to ensure perfect architecture, one that will give it, as Christian Dior wrote, “the unique character of an art object (…) the value of the human hand is irreplaceable because it gives everything it creates that which no machine ever could: poetry and life.”

Elements in matte metal then adorn the bag: eyelets, rivets and charms spelling out the name ‘Dior’ have been revisited in a contemporary version. Each detail, as small as it may be, contributes to the beauty of the whole: the “Christian Dior” hot-stamped on the leather disc alongside the charms is the perfect expression of this. The finishing touch, an adjustable, detachable strap, makes it possible to wear the Lady Dior over the shoulder or cross-body.

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