The ART of FASHION
It’s a meeting of two icons in one minimalist statement from Dior.
For his first Dior show last year, Raf Simons reinterpreted the celebrated designs of the house’s founder from the 1950s. This season, he moved one decade ahead and referenced an equally formidable icon from the ’60s. Again drawing from Monsieur Dior’s history, Simons found a strong link to the art world – Dior was a gallerist before he started designing – and got in touch with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. While Warhol might be best known for his silk-screened Pop Art paintings, Simons (never one for the obvious) decided to explore the artist’s earlier pre-fame work, back when he was still doing commercial illustrations. The result: Warhol’s feminine, spidery drawings of shoes embossed onto a plain white clutch. With fashion feeling a clean, spare mood at the moment, this perfectly fits the season’s aesthetic. Minimalist with just enough of a twist to keep it modern and desirable, it is an embodiment of what Simons has brought to Dior – a youthfulness and a sense of wearability while still retaining the glamour and romance of the maison. Priced at RM14,500. Dior, G28, Indulge Floor, Starhill Gallery. Tel: 03-2143 1886.