Delicadeza, minuciosidad y esmero podrían ser las palabras que mejor definen el proceso de fabricación manual que materializa los pendientes de la maison Dior. Este video nos desvela con todo lujo de detalle el trabajo de orfebrería y atención del que precisa la creación de estas joyas, ya sea con perlas o brillantes y realizándolo así desde el primer paso hasta el empaquetado final. Sutileza y elegancia sin igual.
Fashion’s online gossip channels have been buzzing with activity in the past few days. Has Raf Simons finally found his minimalist menswear utopia?
The fashion worlds loves gossip – and with the depature of Raf Simons at Dior earlier this year, there’s been a huge gap in the upper circles of Parisian couture. Although the Belgian designer proclaimed that “he was leaving Dior to pursue his own things,” rumors have been growing to significant capacity that he’ll be taking the reigns at Calvin Klein. According to Luxury Daily, a restucturing of the American fashion giant has seen both creative directors, Francisco Costa (womens wear) and Italo Zucchelli (menswear), head for the exit – apparently because the house plans to have one combined director for both departments. Unionizing the design vision sounds like the most obvious step to amp up the ambition of the house, which since 2013 has been buying back its own underwear and jeans lines. The online fashion birds are already cheeping away that Simons is indeed the new director – but it is yet to be confirmed by either of the partners themselves.
Christian Dior’s “Chérie” dinner dress, for spring/summer 1947. This lovely blue dress exemplifies the “New Look” in all its salient elements: sloped shoulder, raised bustline, narrowed waist, and a monumental volume of skirt falling away from a padded hipline to below the calf. The New Look arrived uncompromised and complete, not as a tentative suggestion or stage in evolution. Here, the skirt is made of the full width of the fabric. To compress what is quite a lot of fabric into the small waistline, hundreds of pleats were made, and the substantial bulk of the pleats pads the hips to create the hourglass silhouette. “Chérie”s brilliance is its simplicity.
¨Women are most fascinating between the ages of 35 and 40 after they have won a few races and know how to pace themselves. Since few women ever pass 40, maximum fascination can continue indefinitely.¨- Christian Dior
¨A dress is a piece of ephemeral architecture, designed to enhance the proportions of the female body.¨- Christian Dior