Pumps & Ballerinas
A silhouette that has become synonymous with the House's signature elegance, Dior pumps effortlessly take the modern woman from day to night while realizing Maria Grazia Chiuri's creative vision.
Few pieces are more iconic than Dior pumps. Once only reserved for soirées, the pump has become a staple that can complete any ensemble. Heels for women made a notable debut during Christian Dior's first fashion show in 1947. At that time, the couturier encouraged women to choose their shoes with extreme care, as the right pair had the power to complete her look with elegance. The early 1950s marked a revolution in shoe manufacturing, and with that came the arrival of the first Dior pumps. Their success was immediate, and inspired the House to transform the design with new silhouettes and styles each season. Even today, this pivotal period in fashion history influences the vision of Maria Grazia Chiuri, whose feminist point of view is in tune with the avant-garde spirit of Christian Dior. Inspired by iconic elements of the period, such as the comma heel or the stiletto, she continues to incorporate historical influences in her most modern designs. During the day, iconic styles such as stiletto heels, classic black pumps or low-heel slingbacks provide the perfect balance of comfort and sophistication. Once the sun sets, Dior pumps in any leather finish will elevate evening looks with their unequivocal elegance. Reinvented each season by Maria Grazia Chiuri, the J'Adior line brings refinement with its pumps in micro-mesh, textural technical fabric, strass-embellished velvet, metallic fabric, cotton embroidered with the Toile de Jouy pattern, resin pearl-embellished tulle and feathers. Each is enhanced by the iconic comma heel and an embroidered ribbon that highlights the ankle. The House creates the styles with exquisite precision in the Dior ateliers through a meticulous process involving countless hours of work. The ateliers showcase their savoir-faire on all styles with embellishments of emblematic symbols such as Christian Dior's lucky star or the bee, inspired by the nickname given to his seamstresses.