ART DE VIVRE
Go bold or go home—that seems to be on Dior’s current agenda. After its latest Cruise ’17 collection at Blenheim Palace, the French maison set another standard by collaborating with contemporary artist Marc Quinn to reinvent the iconic Lady Dior bag. Here, BAZAAR lays down three things to know about Dior’s latest endeavour with the art world. Quinn’s hyperreal floral interpretations for Dior’s most covetable arm candies are inspired by his ‘In the Night Garden’ series. White, violet, and black orchids play against dramatic landscapes. The Lady Dior Fossil Record bag (only 20 pieces in the world) features a flower relief embossed into silver leather, eternally frozen at full bloom. Even through this collaboration, the artist questions man and his relationship with nature. “‘Iris’ is derived from the Greek word ‘rainbow’, and in the colours, there is a celebration of individuality,” says Quinn.
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The artful collaborative bags are available exclusively at Dior’s latest store on New Bond Street, London
Mini Lady Dior bag in silver metallised lambskin, Marc Quinn for Dior
Lagerfeld’s sketch for the ballet production
Bags, Marc Quinn for Dior
The iconic designer with the Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet ballet dancers