Dior’s Plan de Paris, a Story of Savoir-Faire

Photo by Andrea Cenetiempo

Revived from a scarf created by Christian Dior in the 1950s, the design fills Dior’s Spring-Summer 2023 ready-to-wear collection with its poetic flair. Through it, Maria Grazia Chiuri invites us to explore the locations that form the eternal bond between Dior and the French capital – from Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, where the founding-couturier found his lucky star, to 30 Avenue Montaigne, the House’s iconic address.

While the streets and monuments of Paris cast their charm on a selection of womenswear, the House of Dior takes us backstage to unveil the savoir-faire behind these delicate sketches. Achieved with infinitely meticulous and precise gestures in the Dior Ateliers as a subtle interplay of shading and perspectives contributes to bringing them to life, the design is as marvelous as a painting. As for the emblematic Dior Book Tote, it showcases an innovative and exclusive three-dimensional embroidery technique, and therefore celebrated through magnificently graphic nuances Dior’s magical virtuosity.

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