When Art Meets Fashion: A Closer Look at the ‘Dior Lady Art Project’

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When Art Meets Fashion: A Closer Look at the ‘Dior Lady Art Project’

When the House of Dior created the ‘Lady Dior’ bag in 1995, a modern icon was born; its architectural lines, clean structure, sleek letter charms, and wealth of house codes made for the epitome of refinement. Have you ever wondered where the quilting on the bags came from? At his shows, Monsieur Christian Dior himself picked Napoleon III chairs for guests to be seated on, which inspired the cannage-motif quilt of the ‘Lady Dior’.

This past June, in honor of the opening of the Dior Maison in London and for the ‘Dior Lady Art Project’, London-based artist Marc Quinn worked on a series of limited-edition accessories, bringing his artistic vision to life in fashion form. Following the success of the project, six new British and American visionaries were brought on board to take part, and all of their limited-edition creations will be unveiled in a traveling exhibition that will tour the world starting in Miami and Los Angeles before heading overseas to Korea, London, China, Dubai, and Paris.

Closest to Savoir Flair’s heart is the work of British visual artist Mat Collishaw, whose dreamy, picture-perfect pieces draw inspiration from nature and ooze sensuality. His ‘Lady Dior’ bags feature super high-definition imagery of yellow and blue butterflies printed on glazed leather bags, clutches, and silk scarves.

Watch as the artist talks you through his vision and the collaboration in the video above, then browse through the dreamy pieces in the gallery below before heading over to the Dior boutique in Mall of the Emirates to see all of the artworks from December 8th onwards.

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