Inspired by the “Newspaper” print created by the House’s former Creative Director John Galliano, Kim Jones dreamt up the “Gazette” print. Available in white or in the distinctive pink shade of the Financial Times, one of Judy Blame’s favorite newspapers, the print features press clippings ranging from Christian Dior’s original press releases, and images of the New Look, to sketches by the English artist.
Based on the Dior archives, the paisley motif was a recurrent theme on the looks designed by Kim Jones as well as on a new scarf made by Judy Blame’s assistant, Karlie Shelley. Psychedelic and bright, encrusted on jacquard or embroidered with pearls on knits and two-tone fabrics, it forms the signature look of the contemporary man.
Across the collections, the Dior Oblique canvas, designed by Marc Bohan in 1967, has become an iconic House symbol. This season, it’s reinvented in a version adorned with pearls, like an osmosis between the haute couture heritage of Monsieur Dior and the creative inspirations of Judy Blame. Embroidered or heat-stamped, the revisited motif patterns the collection’s clothes and accessories, enhancing gloves, ties and bags as well as the shirts.
The collection’s silhouettes, the epitome of elegance, transcend the House's couture heritage. The show’s opening emperor-style coat in moiré silk, a noble fabric loved by Christian Dior, is adorned with a flower-shaped cockade, echoing the founding couturier’s own creations. Overcoats sport delicate drapes or asymmetrical fits. Architectural pieces highlighted by zips pay homage to the stylist and artist Judy Blame as well as the audacity and art of detail that Dior is known for.
Photo credit - Morgan O'Donovan