The savoir-faire behind the 62-22 pumps
For the Dior autumn-winter 2022-2023 ready-to-wear collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri has reinvented the iconic pumps – the fruit of the collaboration between Roger Vivier and Christian Dior. Named Dior 62-22, in reference to 1962, the year of their creation, they are adorned with elaborate embroidery, combined with technical elements inspired by research from D-Air lab*. A link between the past and future, they offer the final touch to a timeless silhouette.
Mimosa flowers are meticulously applied to the models, one by one, as if they were blooming on a stem that extends to the heel. Pearls with a coral motif extend in a fringe on the toe, bursting with light, while fine turquoise stones bloom on a transparent fishnet base, revealing a poetic movement and revealing the virtuoso skills of the Dior ateliers.
These dreamy ornaments are combined with a high-tech strap that fits perfectly around the ankle, like an adjustable strap. Made of ultralight neoprene, this fastening system, with its fluorescent yellow stitching, comes from the world of motorcycling and places the Dior 62-22 shoes on a timeline that combines heritage and innovation.
* D-Air lab is an Italian start-up founded in 2015 by Lino Dainese. Architect Silvia Dainese Gris led this special project for Dior.