Exceptional live show in Tokyo for the inauguration of Dior’s new boutique in the Ginza Six shopping center

Exceptional live show in Tokyo for the inauguration of Dior’s new boutique in the Ginza Six shopping center

TOKYO, Japan, 2017-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — On April 19, the eve of the inauguration of Dior’s new boutique in the Ginza Six shopping center in Tokyo, the Maison held an exceptional live show in the Japanese capital featuring the first haute couture creations by Maria Grazia Chiuri and the Dior Homme Fall-Winter 2017 collection by Kris Van Assche.

In a labyrinth designed like a secret garden, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Creative Director of Dior women’s collections, presented her first haute couture creations for Spring-Summer 2017. Flowers, plants and allegorical images channel the imagination of Christian Dior, evoking the changing seasons and ornamenting evening dresses in a metamorphosis of powdery colors.  A feminine tuxedo is reborn in fresh interpretations and the celebrated Bar jacket is deconstructed and reinvented, even as a cape. Maria Grazia Chiuri unveiled entirely new creations, drawing inspiration from Monsieur Dior’s 1953 design of a Japanese garden dress. Fluid dresses hint at the curves beneath, with delicately embroidered flowers and bird motifs on jackets, coats and a hooded cape.

Half an hour after the haute couture show, Dior Homme Creative Director Kris Van Assche unveiled his collection for Fall-Winter 2017. Featuring two silhouettes designed exclusively for the Ginza Six boutique, the collection pairs classic men’s suit elements with sportswear, expressing an elegant rebellion. Touches of electric blue and red meet polka dots on parkas and jackets, joined by narrow tuxedo pants. Graphic elements merge with the classic Dior Homme wardrobe for a hybrid  collection.

Inaugurated on April 20, the new Dior Ginza Six boutique covers five levels with a façade on the famous Chuo Dori shopping street, offering the complete range of Dior creations for women and men.

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Dior pays homage to its seven creative directors with a book dedicated to each of them

Dior pays homage to its seven creative directors with a book dedicated to each of them
Dior pays homage to its seven creative directors with a book dedicated to each of them

 

Paris, 2016-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Seven volumes, one for each of the designers of the iconic couture house at 30 avenue Montaigne. To celebrate its 70th anniversary, Dior is paying homage to its seven creative directors with a book dedicated to each of them, compiled in an anthology featuring striking photographs by Laziz Hamani.

Founded in 1947, Dior is celebrating its 70th anniversary with the publication of seven books dedicated to the seven designers who have shaped the history of the couture house: Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri. Each tome explores the world and creations of the designers who have marked the storied Maison.

Published in collaboration with Editions Assouline, the series begins with Dior by Christian Dior, evoking the most iconic haute couture designs by the founder of the Maison. The seminal 504-page book is richly illustrated with photographs by Laziz Hamani, resonating elegantly with the text written by fashion historian Olivier Saillard, who proposes an in-depth analysis of Christian Dior’s inspirations, influences and visions, along with warmly recounted details and anecdotes behind each of the 84 pieces selected. They include the now mythic creations designed by the couturier for his first collection, notably the iconic Bar suit.

Dior by Christian Dior will be published in December 2016, followed by the volumes dedicated to the six other emblematic Dior designers in 2017 and 2018.

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Les Fontaines Parfumées: LVMH Group inaugurated a site dedicated to perfume creation shared by Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior

Les Fontaines Parfumées: LVMH Group inaugurated a site dedicated to perfume creation shared by Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior
Les Fontaines Parfumées: LVMH Group inaugurated a site dedicated to perfume creation shared by Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior

 

Paris, 2016-Sep-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — On September 15 the LVMH Group inaugurated Les Fontaines Parfumées, a site dedicated to perfume creation shared by Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior. Situated in the heart of Grasse, the cradle of the global perfume industry, this estate will bring the best of French know-how in haute parfumerie to the entire world.

Dedicated entirely to perfume creation, Les Fontaines Parfumées was inaugurated by Bernard Arnault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LVMH, along with Maisons Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior. The two LVMH houses come together for the first time in a unique ecosystem that integrates every aspect of perfume-making savoir-faire, from flowers to flacons. The Master Perfumers of the two houses – François Demachy for Christian Dior and Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud for Louis Vuitton – return to their native region, where both grew up and learned the unique skills of an expert “nose”.

In establishing their creative atelier in Grasse, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior are helping preserve the local flowers used to make perfume, ensuring exceptional fragrances while carrying on four centuries of Grasse heritage, inspired by both history and innovation. Grasse has always been synonymous with perfume excellence and is the only place in the world that brings together the singular expertise of flower growers, artisans and perfumers, who continually work together at each step in the creation of a perfume.

Nestled in a lush setting in the heart of the town, Les Fontaines Parfumées resonates with the identity of Grasse and its legacy as a hub of leather tanning that became the world’s perfume capital. The 300-hundred-year-old Bastide, which had fallen into disrepair since the 1970s, has been infused with a new life. This restoration has been anchored in authenticity, scrupulously respecting local savoir-faire, while resolutely connecting with 21st century modernity and innovation.

After four years of meticulous heritage research and a year of renovation work by local craftsmen and master artisans, Les Fontaines Parfumées has experienced a stunning renaissance. In addition to a state-of-the-art perfume laboratory and a former mill transformed into an olfactory training center, the Bastide boasts gardens with an unparalleled array of vegetation. There are over 350 different species of plants, including exceptional roses, thousands of tuberoses and 20 different kinds of mint, all potential sources of inspiration for François Demachy and Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud.

Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior have committed to long-term support for Grasse flower growers thanks to exclusive partnership agreements. Les Fontaines Parfumées will also be dedicated to passing on time-honored skills as the Master Perfumers welcome apprentices and train them.

“The inauguration of Les Fontaines Parfumées reflects our commitment to perpetuating our unique savoir-faire. By establishing this new maison dedicated to perfume in Grasse, LVMH is once again helping preserve and transmit exceptional skills, enabling them to resonate from their native regions,” said Bernard Arnault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LVMH.

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Château de la Colle Noire: Christian Dior’s former residence comes back to life following renovation work

PARIS, 2016-May-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — On May 9, Dior inaugurated the Château de la Colle Noire, Christian Dior’s former residence. Following renovation work that began in 2013, the designer and perfumer’s cherished home comes back to life, just as he had imagined it in the 1950s.

The Château de la Colle Noire is located in Montauroux, a village near Grasse in the region that inspired Christian Dior to craft his most beautiful fragrances. He took refuge in the area during the Occupation, and in 1951, when he was at the height of his career, Christian Dior purchased the Château de la Colle Noire.

The magnificent property, which spans several hundred hectares, became the designer’s haven of peace when he decided to leave the fashion runways behind and seek out nature in Provence. Little by little, Monsieur Dior transformed the château into a place for living, creating, art and entertaining friends. He decorated all the rooms with the refinement for which he is renowned, and devoted himself to the creation of a grandiose garden.

Christian Dior had a passion for plants. He planted entire flowerbeds of fragrance flowers such as roses, jasmine and lavandin, as well as olive trees, vines and other crops, which he took great pleasure in tending to himself. He decorated his Garden of Eden with a reflecting pool, an immense basin designed to recall the garden of “Les Rhumbs”, his childhood home in Granville. He enjoyed his garden up to his untimely death in 1957.

In 2013, the Château de la Colle Noire once again became the property of the House of Dior, which set out to restore the property to the condition it was in during Monsieur Dior’s life. With the aid of landscape gardeners and decorators, Dior brought life back to the castle’s rooms as well as to its gardens, replanting the designer-perfumer’s favorite flowers.

The opening party for this exceptional place took place on May 9, attended by celebrities including actress Charlize Theron, the former prima ballerina and director of the Opéra de Paris Aurélie Dupont, model Bella Hadid and musician Benjamin Biolay.

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Château de la Colle Noire: Christian Dior’s former residence comes back to life following renovation work

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LVMH: Fashion Houses Christian Dior and Givenchy unveiled their creations for Spring/Summer 2016

PARIS, 2016-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Haute Couture fashion shows are a stunning demonstration of the skills of designer ateliers, and an eagerly-awaited event in the fashion world. In late January 2016, Fashion Houses Christian Dior and Givenchy unveiled their creations for Spring/Summer 2016.

Dior
Surrounded by a gallery of mirrors installed in the elegant gardens of the Rodin Museum, Dior presented a Haute Couture collection defined by “new couture realism”. Feminine silhouettes celebrate a return to Christian Dior’s New Look style, wearing the creations with spontaneity and modernity. The iconic Bar suit is reinterpreted in multiple variations, including a long coat in embroidered wool, a short jacket with slit sleeves and even a dress. Shoulders are sensually bared, and shapes are freed thanks to layers and transparent effects. Ribbons are the new neck and ankle jewelry. The remarkable expertise of Dior’s workshops is displayed in the lace and embroideries forming elegant animal motifs on long sleek-cut dresses, in a new homage to Monsieur Dior’s animal designs.

Givenchy
Riccardo Tisci defied convention once again by sending out his Haute Couture designs during the Men’s catwalk for Fall/Winter 2016/17. Twelve feminine silhouettes appeared in long dresses from daring black to delicate nude, adorned with shimmering sequins and mirrors that play with the light. Transparencies and airy draperies intensify the romanticism of the shapes.

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LVMH: Fashion Houses Christian Dior and Givenchy unveiled their creations for Spring/Summer 2016

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Christian Dior opens its largest boutique in China

PARIS, 2016-1-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dior inaugurated a brand new boutique in China at the end of December 2015. Located in the heart of the Beijing central business district in the China World mall, the boutique is the largest Christian Dior flagship in China, joining a network of 20 plus stores in the country.

Designed by American architect Peter Marino, the two-level store reflects the timeless elegance of Dior, with a double-layer glass façade that emulates the iconic “cannage” motif of the couture house. Inside, the refined atmosphere is enhanced by wall art and designer pieces, part of a curated selection of a dozen contemporary art pieces.

To celebrate the opening of the Dior Beijing China World flagship, the House presented its Spring-Summer 2016 collection at a runway show in a sumptuous blue-hued setting at the Phoenix Center. The show was attended by Christian Dior Couture CEO Sydney Toledano and A-list Chinese celebrities and artists.

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Christian Dior opens its largest boutique in China

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