THE CEREMONY OF THE EVERYDAY
For his winter 2021-2022 collection for the house of Dior, men’s Artistic Director Kim Jones draws inspiration from the masculine extravagance of ceremonial garb - a living link extravagance of ceremonial garb - a living link with the past, still dynamic and alive today. Like haute couture, it connects the now with then : a window into history and heritage. Alongside heritage, the contemporary: with this collection, Kim Jones and Dior debut a collaboration with the Scottish-born Kim Jones and Dior debut a collaboration with the Scottish-born, Trinidad-based Artist Peter Doig.
Couture is itself a ceremony: Chirstian Dior himfels described the ceremonial entry of his models for each new look. For winter 2021-2022, uniforms with embroidery and embellishment — notably inspired by the Academie Des Beaus-Arts — offer a masculine interpretation of Couture. Decorations and motifs from the Dior Archives are reinvented. Covered buttons are those of the iconic bar jacket; the gilded embroidery of rosella, an Haute Couture evening gown designed by Marc Bohan in the sixties.
The collaboration between Kim Jones and Peter Doig extends to the decor of the digital show: the stage is an Artwork, an installation devised by Doig, of blue skies. Stacked sound systems reference those in Doig's paintings such as speaker/girl (2015).
NEW ART, NEW LOOKS.