Dior criticised for continuing to use Johnny Depp in ad campaign
The House of Dior has been criticised for continuing to publish an advertisement with actor Johnny Depp, who remains the face of its Sauvage product. The LVMH-owned company has come under fire from domestic abuse organisations after the actor was found to have assaulted his ex wife in a highly publicised civil hearing earlier this year. The...
Dec 11, 2020
Dior unveils a joyful and psychedelic men's collection online
Acidic colors, psychedelic patterns, luxurious extravagance of the costume with new proportions, accessorized with slippers or massive boots: Dior unveiled its autumn 2021 men's collection online Tuesday, opposing joy to the gloom that hangs over this year. “Joy, happiness and hope” “When we started the collection, we were coming out of the...
Dec 9, 2020
Dior to unveil men's pre-fall collection on Twitch
Well, this is certainly a first in fashion history. Dior has announced their latest pre-fall collection will be debuting on streaming platform Twitch in lieu of an in-person fashion show. The collection will also feature Dior’s latest collaboration with artist Kenny Scharf. The show will debut on December 8 at 2 p.m. CET on Dior.com. With the...
Dec 7, 2020
Fashion’s recipes from the kitchens of Phillip Lim to Missoni
Given the recent unpalatable events and news, some lighter reading can't hurt. That was perhaps the thought of American fashion designer Phillip Lim when he published his out-of-print cookbook during the pandemic. The culinary ebook, the proceeds of which have been donated to charity, taps into the surge in home-cooking at a time when...
Nov 30, 2020
Video: Dior's spring/summer 2020 fashion show
In this video, Dior presents its SS20 collection at Paris Fashion Week.Watch the fashion show below. Video: FF Channel via YouTube Photo credit: Dior, Facebook
Nov 12, 2020
Video: The making of Christian Dior's ‘Lady D-Lite’ bag
In this video, the making of Christian Dior’s ‘Lady D-Lite’ bag from its SS20 ready-to-wear collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri is shown. Watch the video below. Video: Christian Dior via YouTube Photo credit: Dior, Facebook
Nov 9, 2020
Podcast: Dior Talks speaks to photographer Viviane Sassen about the relationship between fine art and fashion
In this podcast, Dior Talks discusses Viviane Sassen’s life, lockdown, her relationship between travel and movement and the connection between fine art and fashion. Sassen is a Dutch artist and photographer whose work has been shown in exhibitions at MoMA, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Nederlands Fotomuseum and the Photographer’s Gallery in London....
Oct 26, 2020
Some luxury brands are beating Q3 exceptions
Last week LVMH set a precedent for other luxury groups when it posted double digit growth for its fashion and accessories businesses in Q3. While in the first nine months organic revenue declined by 11 percent, due to global lockdown measures and store closures, the third quarter saw a strong rebound in activity, with a growth of 12 percent....
Oct 23, 2020
Podcast: Dior Talks speaks to fashion photographer Julia Hetta about her aesthetic, career and portrayal of women
Julia Hetta is a Swedish photographer and she has shot for Vogue Italia, British Vogue, AnOther Magazine, W Magazine, L’Uomo Vogue, Dazed and Confused, among many other publications. This podcast from Dior Talks discusses Hetta’s route to fashion photography and her inspiration. Listen to the 30 minute podcast below. Image and video: Dior Talks
Oct 22, 2020
Digital hit: Dior's spring fashion show nears 100 million views
Dior is proving to be a master of engagement with the livestream of its spring summer 2021 ready-to-wear show garnering over 95 million views. Held on 29 September during Paris Fashion Week, a downsized audience didn’t prevent the show from reaching a digital public. According to WWD Dior’s show was livestreamed on 12 global platforms, where...
Oct 7, 2020
Podcast: Dior Talks speaks with Cruise 2020 photographer Jodi Bieber
Jodi Bieber is a South African photographer and the winner of the Press Photo of the Year. This podcast from Dior Talks discusses Bieber's portfolio, identity and background. Bieber also provided the photography for the Dior Cruise 2020 collection. Source: Dior Talks Image: Andrea Piacquadio / Pexels
Oct 6, 2020
At Paris Fashion Week, the shows must go on, but expectations are low
The near-empty carriage in the Thalys train arriving via Amsterdam, Antwerp and Brussels into Paris Gare du Nord exemplified the current state of fashion week. Low attendance and low expectations reflect the reality of most brands and designers, who are forging ahead with collections, shows and presentations, but with little or no buyers or...
Oct 1, 2020