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As night fell on the captivating Egyptian desert, Dior presented a collection unique in more ways than one, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Maison.
Dior Men Artistic Director Kim Jones remains faithful to the heritage of Christian Dior with a collection inspired by the founder’s fascination with symbols, superstitions and stars. After nearly tripping over what became his lucky star, Monsieur Dior was convinced that his destiny lay in haute couture. This latest runway event was equally symbolic, since it culminated a series of memorable shows in 2022. The trilogy began at dawn in winter on the Pont Alexandre III bridge in Paris, followed by Granville and Charleston on a warm summer day, and finally, a show beneath the stars in Egypt.
The collection absorbs the lessons of the past, applying them to the present and future, revealing the designer’s equally historical and futuristic vision. A perfect fusion of tailoring and sportswear, the wardrobe features a demi-kilt in crin-like wool, originating from the bias pleated skirt of a dress from the fifties dubbed Bonne Fortune. Outerwear has a protective dimension, while myriad references to space inform the clothes. Accessories in gradations of gray add to the spectacle, revisiting the codes of cannage and the CD diamond. Footwear flirts with futurism with a grounding in traditional savor-faire, united with the excellence in contemporary technical know-how for which Dior is renowned.
The collection allies the need for comfort and practicality, the ultimate luxuries.