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.

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

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Dior opens its first exclusive makeup store located in Westfield World Trade Center, New York

Dior opens its first exclusive makeup store located in Westfield World Trade Center, New York
Dior opens its first exclusive makeup store located in Westfield World Trade Center, New York

 

Paris, 2016-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dior has opened its first exclusive makeup store, a concept boutique designed in Paris and located in New York in the landmark Westfield World Trade Center. Inspired by the backstage ambiance at a fashion show, this new space melds modernity and audacity.

An electric atmosphere pervades this stunning boutique with neon lights and floor-to-ceiling video screens, linking Dior beauty and fashion. The faces of Dior muses are featured, reflected in the mirrored ceiling. The new concept store creates an immersive experience for customers, transporting them backstage at a fashion show to target a younger clientele of millennials.

Inspired by the backstage glamour of Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior makeup since 2014, the space includes a lip studio where customers can play with different lipstick shades and textures. Six professional makeup stations heighten the experience, offering professional services like face consultations or lash and brow styling. Another fun innovation is the Mix & Match video table where customers can change the colors of the lipstick and nail polish on a virtual model.

This new beauty playground is centered on innovation while expressing the unique heritage that has earned Dior global renown. The boutique spans all makeup categories for face, lips and eyes, as well as iconic fragrances created by François Demachy, Dior Perfumer-Creator, including J’adore, Miss Dior, and Dior Homme.

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

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Dior opens new fine jewelry and timepieces boutique at 34 Avenue Montaigne

Dior opens new fine jewelry and timepieces boutique at 34 Avenue Montaigne
Dior opens new fine jewelry and timepieces boutique at 34 Avenue Montaigne

 

Paris, 2016-Oct-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dior unveiled its brand new fine jewelry and timepieces boutique during the recent Paris Fashion Week. The striking new showcase is located at 34 Avenue Montaigne, just opposite Dior’s historic Paris address.

In 1947, Maison Dior opened its first boutique at a now mythic address, 30 Avenue Montaigne. The address is currently home to both Dior ateliers and the iconic women’s fashion boutique. Dior recently opened another boutique dedicated entirely to fine jewelry and timepiece situated opposite the Maison’s historic home, on the other side of Rue François Ier. Designed by architect Peter Marino – who oversaw the renovation of the 30 Avenue Montaigne boutique in 2007 – this stunning new jewel case melds modernity and timeless elegance. Dior’s emblematic grey and pink tones compose an intimate atmosphere. In addition to jewelry and timepiece collections, the boutique offers a VIP salon and features furniture by Vincenzo de Cotiis, as well as artworks by Dana Buckley, Damien Hirst and others.

Natural light reflects off the contemporary furnishings, embellishing special edition pieces created exclusively for the opening of the new boutique. Victoire de Castellane, Creative Director of Dior Joaillerie, has revisited star timepieces including La D de Dior and Dior VIII Grand Bal Coquette graced with delicate green lizard and alligator straps.

On the jewelry side, she drew inspiration from the Avenue Montaigne spirit to rethink several pieces in the Archi Dior collection, with each piece named after an iconic line or dress. Five exclusive creations have been added to the collection: the Bar en Corolle ring, along with a necklace, two pairs of earrings and the Milieu du Siècle ring. Precious gems and metals play off one another in these exquisite creations, from white gold and diamonds to emeralds and tsavorite garnets.

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

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Dior explores colors in photographs and works of art in its new book “Dior: The Art of Color”

Dior explores colors in photographs and works of art in its new book “Dior: The Art of Color”
Dior explores colors in photographs and works of art in its new book “Dior: The Art of Color”

 

Paris, 2016-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dior has always believed that color has an innate ability to delight women. In a new book entitled “Dior: The Art of Color”, the Maison showcases inspired makeup in 12 chromatic chapters, each exploring a color captured in photographs and works of art.

In 1949, the first “Rouge Dior” lipstick established the identity of the House with scarlet lips that expressed a triumphant femininity. The mythic journey through the spectrum continued in 1967 when Dior named Serge Lutens Creative Director for Makeup and Image, beginning 13 years of unbounded creativity. In 1980 Tyen took up the bold exploration of colors, followed by Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director of Dior Makeup since 2014. The new book reveals their creative processes and looks in detail at the iconic shades that have made color an integral part of Dior’s destiny.

“Color has extraordinary power to communicate. With color you can express things that you could not put into words. I think color embodies emotions,” says Peter Philips.

The book is divided into 12 chapters – White, Silver, Nude, Pink, Red, Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow, Gold, Gray, and Black. Dior invited greats from the field of makeup to draw inspiration from the 12 shades to share their creative processes and reveal the rich history of Dior Beauty. The book also features a section on Peter Philips and a timeline, becoming a work of art in itself as it evokes the power of color and its almost mystical impact on the eye…as well as the soul.

“Dior: The Art of Color” juxtaposes different eras and art works to plunge readers into the heart of the bold spectrum that has made Dior a color icon. Painting, literary references, photographs, sketches, sculptures and advertising posters all engage in a rich-hued dialogue, interspersed with interviews with three successive Makeup Creative Directors, Serge Lutens, Tyen and Peter Philips.

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: 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.

SOURCE: LVMH

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

© Christian Dior Parfums

LVMH Houses showcase latest watch models at The Baselworld watch fair

BASEL, Switzerland, 2016-Mar-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Baselworld watch fair gives LVMH Houses a chance to showcase their latest models, symbols of their creative universes and expertise, on the cutting edge of precision and innovation. Discover the star models in the latest collections from Bulgari, Dior, Fendi, Hublot, TAG Heuer and Zenith.

© TAG Heuer

© TAG Heuer

TAG Heuer
Just six months after the release of the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01, the backbone of the brand’s new collection of distinctive contemporary chronographs, TAG Heuer introduces the Carrera Heuer-02T. This automatic chronograph combined with a titanium and carbon flying tourbillon is certified by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC), guaranteeing the highest level of chronometric precision.

The movement is housed in the latest generation case. Made from titanium, this case is lightweight and more shock-resistant. The design reflects TAG Heuer’s focus on accessible luxury and opens up a huge range of possibilities with an infinite combination of materials, colors, and finishes. The watch is complemented by a black alligator strap sewn onto rubber for a sporty look. The TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T symbolizes the Swiss watchmaker’s creativity and continued investment in technology, exemplary quality, performance and watch manufacture expertise.

© Bulgari

© Bulgari

Bulgari
The Italian jeweler innovates continually, associating its mastery of precious materials with Swiss watchmaking precision. The precious new Serpenti Incantati watch highlights the iconic serpent theme, a symbolic creature long since tamed by Bulgari. In this interpretation, for the very first time the reptile coils around the watch dial. Each part of the head and the body has been entirely rethought and redesigned with extremely contemporary lines. There are four choices: a rubellite or diamond version, each expressed through two different interpretations. These beautiful contemporary tributes to historic models testify to this timeless motif’s permanent capacity for renewal.

© Hublot

© Hublot

 

Hublot
Hublot once spotlights its innovation and materials expertise with a new watchmaking first: an exceptional series of 500 Big Bang Unico Sapphire models cut straight from sapphire. The sapphire crystal is almost as hard and scratch-resistant as diamond. It is extremely difficult to machine, and has until now been reserved for one-of-a-kind pieces or very private collections.

Without losing sapphire’s unique and rare character, Hublot has made it more accessible with this absolutely transparent collection that consecrates the acclaimed architecture of the Big Bang model and the performances of the brand’s Unico movement. Finishes, textures and materials fuse to create an indivisible whole. The case middle, bezel and back of the Big Bang Unico Sapphire are cut from blocks of sapphire. Its skeleton dial made from transparent resin reveals all the gears of the movement and its finishes. The strap is invisible so that the skin can be seen through it, for an ethereal look.

© Zenith

© Zenith

 

Zenith
For years the Manufacture has associated its name and expertise with the world of classic cars, a world that shares the same authentic values. In 2016, building on its many partnerships, Zenith will be joining thousands of classic car enthusiasts around the world at over 50 events. The El Primero 36’000 VpH Classic Car embodies and pays tribute to this prestigious world, in which precision, reliability and endurance are expressed through sophisticated and elegant designs.

The mythical chronograph El Primero by Zenith is an extremely precise, high-performance emblem of cutting-edge mechanics. Dedicated to those with a love for legendary cars, the El Primero 36’000 VpH Classic Car comes with a 42 mm-diameter brushed steel case, fitted with a fluted crown and two round push-pieces. Expressing strength and distinction, this chronograph has an anthracite dial punctuated by three counters in the original colors of anthracite, blue and light gray. Gentlemen drivers will appreciate the perforated chestnut brown calfskin strap.

© Christian Dior

© Christian Dior

Dior
Dior unveils a new series of eight exceptional unique pieces: the Dior Grand Soir collection. The Studio’s creative inspiration for the new Kaléidioroscope model comes from embroideries designed by Monsieur Dior. To express this rich and colorful concept, this model was developed in 36 mm. The voluminous dial is adorned with mother-of-pearl, ornamental stones, polished gold petals and precious stones. The bezel is set in diamonds, sapphires or tsavorite garnets in geometric shapes, accentuating the bewitching symmetry of the dial. The jean strap reflects Dior’s modern style. These refined timepieces feature an automatic Elite caliber from the Zenith manufacture. Through a colored pleat, the back reveals a lacquered oscillating weight in harmony with the dial.

© Fendi

© Fendi

Fendi
Fendi Timepieces unveils Policromia, its exclusive new watch designed in partnership with the well-known jewelry designer Delfina Delettrez Fendi. The Policromia collection features twenty models of watches, each showcasing different precious elements of haute joaillerie. Brilliant cut white diamonds adorn the case and the dial, paired with refined inserts of real stones: malachite and green mother-of-pearl, or lapis lazuli and blue mother-of-pearl. A combination of colors on different surfaces, nuanced pieces, precious inserts and asymmetrical bezels made in noble materials create the watch’s daring silhouette with a unique 3D effect, underlining the importance of time, innovation and evolution of the watch’s design.

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LVMH: Givenchy, Berluti, Kenzo, Dior and Loewe presented looks that will define Fall/Winter 2016/17 trends at Men’s Fashion Week in Paris

PARIS, 2016-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Men’s Fashion Week took place in Paris from January 21-24. Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Berluti, Kenzo, Dior and Loewe all presented looks that will define Fall/Winter 2016/17 trends.

Louis Vuitton
An eternal traveler, the Louis Vuitton man has returned to his roots, taking inspiration from Parisians of yesterday and today for his Fall/Winter wardrobe. From Baron de Redé to the Art Deco period, Men’s Style Director Kim Jones draws on a variety of inspirations. Silk ensembles and large scarves accessorized the necks of sophisticated silhouettes, while military berets, khaki bomber jackets and backpacks equip the urban adventurer. The Vuitton man is above all a traveler who is constantly on the move, wearing the traces of his voyages on his jackets and t-shirts, which are marked with the Louis Vuitton stamp like a passport, the signature of the show.

Givenchy
Riccardo Tisci has designed an unabashedly virile menswear collection, symbolizing his stylistic freedom by blending strong pieces with low-key looks. Like the Bostwana Renegades, young African heavy metal fans who inspired the creative director, his silhouettes are dressed in black leather jackets and bomber jackets with cobra motifs. Meanwhile, fringes, large-buckled belts and velvet ankle boots reinvent the cowboy figure. Tweed suit coats and close-fitting black suits add calm to the collection. Twelve female models made an entrance over the course of the show, draped in haute couture designs from Givenchy’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection.

Berluti
Alessandro Sartori’s collection for Berluti is marked by sophisticated minimalism. Square volumes leave ample room for a laid-back vibe: shirts are replaced by loose T-shirts and turtlenecks with rolled up sleeves, pants reveal a naked ankle and shoes worn without socks. Shoe models have been reinvented, connecting the shoemaker’s craftmanship with the codes of sports footwear. Pieces made from soft materials are marked by striped graphics, as well as tattoo art imagined by artist Scott Campbell. Drawn onto the models’ skin, tattoos are also present on shoes, bags, knitwear and scarves, adding a folk-rock touch to the collection.

Kenzo
Kenzo sent out its Fall/Winter looks to the sound of a hundred singing voices gathered in the center of the podium. The vibrations of the chorus joined together with those of this eclectic collection, with its printed silk shirts, velvet coats, wide woolen pants and imitation-alligator jackets. Kenzo’s color palette, as audacious as ever, ranges from burgundy to mustard to pastel blue. The palette is completed by Japanese-inspired motifs, an homage by Carol Lim and Umberto Leon to Kenzo Takada, the founder of the brand, whose handwritten signature was printed on several pieces in the collection.

Dior
Subversion defines the mood for Kris Van Assche’s Fall/Winter 2016/17 collection. On a podium transformed into a chic skate park, silhouettes combine traditional codes with New Wave culture. Narrow suit jackets contrast with oversized pants, white shirts borrow checked motifs from overcoats, and accessories are in full rebellion: Dior’s emblematic pink is matched with dark wardrobe colors and coupled with black, conveying a resolutely youthful and contemporary vision of the Dior man.

Loewe
No catwalk for Loewe, which opted for a presentation in Paris in conjunction with the launch of a new media campaign, revealing a striking menswear collection. Inspired by the rocky natural setting of Cuenca, Spain, Jonathan Anderson continues to rework the House signature, imagining a collection of raw, wild elegance. Organic materials and animal motifs give a primitive flavor to the silhouettes, whose movements are freed thanks to extra-wide cuts. The Loewe creative director designed the accessories in XXL formats, notably the bags, including the collection’s newest addition, the Goya.

SOURCE: LVMH

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© Louis Vuitton © Givenchy © Berluti © Kenzo © Christian Dior © Jamie Hawkesworth / Loewe

© Louis Vuitton © Givenchy © Berluti © Kenzo © Christian Dior © Jamie Hawkesworth / Loewe

FASHION & LEATHER: Dior by Avedon book celebrates fashion photography

PARIS, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The recently published book Dior by Avedon traces a history of elegance through unique moments that reveal the special relationship between the haute couture house and Richard Avedon. For nearly 30 years, the American photographer captured the essence of Dior in images that have become iconic.

The close collaboration between Dior and Avedon began in 1947, when the young photographer’s fashion work perfectly expressed the emotion of the House’s revolutionary lines. From behind his lens the photographer celebrated the glamour of Dior’s muses, capturing unique and intimate moments, from the pensive and inaccessible stare of Marlene Dietrich, to Audrey Hepburn dancing through the streets of Paris.

Richard Avedon’s work for Dior proved a turning point in the history of fashion photography. His famous photos include the model Dovima in a sensual Soirée de Paris sheath evening dress, flanked by two elephants in the Cirque d’Hiver. Avedon described the scene as “a choreographic moment”.

Through Avedon’s photographs, the book recounts the history of Dior. It includes sketches by Christian Dior, as well as anecdotes and texts by Jacqueline de Ribes, Justine Picardie and Olivier Saillard. The book is published by Editions Rizzoli.

SOURCE: LVMH

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FASHION & LEATHER: Dior by Avedon book celebrates fashion photography

© Dior

Dior inaugurates new store dedicated exclusively to men’s products in the Paris Golden Triangle district

PARIS, FRANCE, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dior is focusing the spotlight on men with the inauguration of a new store dedicated exclusively to men’s products, with a prestigious location in the Paris Golden Triangle district. Opened on October 2, the store at 24 rue François 1er features the full range of collections designed by Dior Homme Creative Director Kris Van Assche.

The new Dior Homme flagship welcomes customers to a streamlined, sunny space spread over two floors. Dior gray, black leather, wood and stainless steel are subtly mixed, echoing the elegant spirit of Kris Van Assche’s collections. Customers have an extensive choice of chic looks and less formal pieces from the ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes designed by the Dior Homme Creative Director.

To bring clients an exclusive experience, the store has an in-house Dior Tailleur atelier and offers a range of personalized services, including special orders and a demi-mesure (semi-bespoke) salon.

SOURCE: LVMH

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Dior inaugurates new store dedicated exclusively to men’s products in the Paris Golden Triangle district

© Dior / Adrien Dirand

The Musée Christian Dior in Granville presents exhibition entitled Dior, The New Look Revolution, Jun 6 – Nov 1

PARIS, 2015-8-28— /EPR Retail News/ — The Musée Christian Dior in Granville, located in the couturier’s childhood home, is presenting a stunning exhibition entitled Dior, The New Look Revolution.  This return to sources explores the designer’s original inspirations and illustrates the invention of a  revolutionary new style.

With its assertive curves and clean lines, the New Look style accentuated waists like never before. When Christian Dior presented it for his first haute couture collection in 1947, it triggered an exciting revolution. And the icon of this revolution was the silhouette of the Bar suit, with rounded tails that followed the curves of the bust over a long flared pleated skirt. The exhibitionDior, The New Look Revolution, curated by Florence Müller, retraces the trajectory of the Bar suit, from the timeless design to a mythic modern-day icon, drawing on archive documents and photographs, as well as contemporary Dior creations inspired by the New Look vision. The storied adventure is also recounted in a book with the same title published in conjunction with the exhibition by Rizzoli, with text by Laurence Benaïm.

To celebrate the event and pay tribute to the creative genius of its founder, Dior shot its Fall/Winter 2015-2016 campaign around the Granville family home. Raf Simons’ animal-inspired prints and long thigh boots molding like a second skin are captured against the rocky Normandy cliffs that marked Monsieur Dior’s childhood.

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The Musée Christian Dior in Granville presents exhibition entitled Dior, The New Look Revolution, Jun 6 - Nov 1

The Musée Christian Dior in Granville presents exhibition entitled Dior, The New Look Revolution, Jun 6 – Nov 1

Dior inaugurates its latest boutique, right in the heart of Seoul’s Cheongdam-dong district

Seoul, 2015-7-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — On June 20th, Dior inaugurated its latest boutique, right in the heart of Seoul’s Cheongdam-dong district. The six-story building, designed by architect Christian de Portzamparc, brings the Dior codes to life with an innovative interpretation.

Christian de Portzamparc began his research for the new project back in 2011 by delving deep into the Christian Dior archives. Inspired by the architectural precision with which Monsieur Dior constructed his gowns, he integrated this into his own vision for a building formed of eleven white sails falling in soft, fluid folds, like the plain “toiles” from which the couturier sculpted his designs. Transforming the vision into reality was a feat of modeling and construction, culminating in the official opening on June 20th after a vastly ambitious and meticulous building program.

The new boutique – or House of Dior – presents the Dior universe over six floors in a décor of wood, lacquer, leather and weaves created by interior designer Peter Marino. As they enter the boutique, visitors are welcomed by a suspended Lee Bul sculpture, which dominates the dedicated accessory space. Further on, a staircase unfurling like a ribbon of mirrors leads to the first ever exclusive Dior Homme boutique, as well as to women’s ready-to-wear, watches and jewelry. On the fourth floor, an art gallery and its private salons display a selection of artworks chosen by Dior, while the top floor, opening onto a terrace, is devoted to the Dior Café, with a menu composed by Pierre Hermé.

In conjunction with the opening of this exciting new address, the House is also staging the Esprit Dior exhibition at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza until August 25, 2015. Celebrating Dior’s unique creative alchemy, the exhibition draws on the House archives, highlighting the iconic designs that have shaped its history and retracing its long-standing ties with the world of art. At the heart of the exhibition, a series of works specially created for the occasion by contemporary Korean artists offers a fresh vision of Dior.

The first French architect to be awarded the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 1994, Christian de Portzamparc also designed the LVMH Tower in New York, and the Chai sur la Colline winery for Château Cheval Blanc in Saint-Emilion.

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© Dior / Kyungsub Shin

© Dior / Kyungsub Shin