Lady Dior As Seen By
A veritable fashion statement, the Lady Dior bag naturally lends itself to interpretation, as witnessed in Lady Dior As Seen By, an online retrospective of works based on the timeless icon by a selection of contemporary artists from around the world. The house of Dior invites you to embark on this captivating modern odyssey — one fueled by creative passion —from the comfort of your own home.
Kum Chi Keung
Created by Olympia Scarry in 2016, the work Le Palais unfolds like a majestic model of the Lady Dior “residence”. A true celebration of a modern-day fairy tale, the sculpture reinvents the architectural lines of this timeless icon as well as other emblems of 30 Avenue Montaigne. Cement sublimates the unmistakable Dior gray, while round glass panes complete the House’s signature graphic cannage motif. Intimacy, an enchanted future and a common heritage converge in this special space dreamt up by the Swiss artist whose work highlights the materiality of memory, bearing witness to a story worthy of legend(s).
Oh You Keung
For her work Moving Bag, which features in our online retrospective of the show, Oh You Kyeong sought to explore the many facets of this modern icon. Encircled by broken and curved mirrors, its architectural lines and cannage canework reveal themselves in different ways depending on the viewer’s perspective, reflecting the surrounding environment through mimicry, as if by magic. Through these reflective materials, the hypnotic sculpture multiplies images and interpretations, transforming this symbol into a mysterious, bewitching reflection of the world.