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11 December
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Rose des Vents: The Milky Way 

Victoire de Castellane, Creative Director of Dior Joaillerie, has produced a new animation to mark the arrival in store of the Rose des Vents yellow gold bib necklace. On the roof of the boutique at 30 Avenue Montaigne, she and Monsieur Dior admire the stars twinkling in the night sky. In the heavens, the necklace’s medallions appear to come together as constellations, taking the form of the House codes.

11 December
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The Rose des Vents and D de Dior Satine Collections

Acting as an invitation to head off on a voyage, the Rose des Vents pieces designed by Victoire de Castellane, Creative Director of Dior Joaillerie, reinterpret Christian Dior’s lucky star. In white, yellow or rose gold, their lustrous shimmer makes them a perfect companion to the D de Dior Satine watches whose diamond-set dials are set off with bracelets of rose gold or steel.  

10 December
Savoir Faire

The Savoir-faire of the “Wheel of Fortune” Lady Dior: The Video

10 December
Savoir Faire

The Savoir-faire of the “Wheel of Fortune” Lady Dior

Designed in the House’s Paris studios and produced entirely in its leather-working ateliers in Italy, this Lady Dior model sums up all of Dior’s know-how and contemporary inspiration in a single, unique piece. 

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The Lady Dior is the House’s signature handbag – the one that, for more than twenty years, has been constantly reinvented without losing its allure and sophistication. Everything about it draws upon the finest in leather-working expertise. This limited edition in smooth black calfskin bears a hand-painted motif from the “Wheel of Fortune” card in the “Motherpeace” tarot deck designed by Karen Vogel and Vicki Noble. This divinatory game was one of Maria Grazia Chiuri’s inspirations for the 2018 cruise collection presented last May in the middle of the California desert. The card was chosen for its powerful symbolism; represented by the twelve signs of the zodiac, the wheel evokes the passage of time, or destiny. A destiny that a woman should follow by trusting her instincts, note Karen Vogel and Vicki Noble.

Identical to  the original, this illustration was reproduced by a painter based in Verona, Italy. The leather on which he executed the design was chosen in the House’s leather-working workshops.
The exacting selection process always follows the same ritual: touching, examining, scrutinizing and encircling each imperfection by hand. The leather must be perfect. For this Lady Dior style, calfskin offers greater luster and optimal precision for the artist.

By alternating stamps and different sized brushes, the craftsman carefully and patiently replicates all the signs of the zodiac in feminine versions, using no less than twenty colors from sky blue to ochre, violet and green. Realized entirely by hand, each reproduction of this design is unique thanks to variations in color and reflections. Each requires more than six hours of work to complete. When the art is finished, the bag is mounted using a wooden form crafted by a patternmaker to precise proportions in function of the Lady Dior’s dimensions and the specificities of this semi-supple leather. That way, the leather craftsman can shape and work the leather as a couturier would the fall, drape or pleating of fabric on a mannequin.

Next, the craftsman assembles the handles by gluing leather onto two cork handles, mounting them and deftly tapping the ensemble using a round-headed hammer. Metal hardware embellishes and completes the bag: eyelets, feet and charms spelling “Dior” are revisited in a contemporary version. Every detail, down to the most minute, contributes to the beauty of the whole. As a final touch, a wide, detachable strap makes it possible for the owner to wear her Lady Dior however she likes.   

09 December
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The Rue Saint-Honoré Tarot Pop-up Store 

The house of Dior announces the opening of a new pop-up store at 386 rue Saint Honoré, in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. This new space, which employs the same architectural concept as 44 Avenue Montaigne, houses an exclusive collection inspired by the Cruise show. Maria Grazia Chiuri, artistic director of the women's lines, has designed a collection that features elements from the Motherpeace tarot, created by Karen Vogel and Vicki Noble in the 1970s, across a number of pieces, including biker jackets, t-shirts and the iconic Lady Dior bag in a hand-painted incarnation. To celebrate the opening of this new location, Maria Grazia Chiuri has also designed an exclusive series of six hand-painted leather shoppings bags.

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