From accessory to artwork
Architectural lines, charms spelling out "Dior," and cane work reminiscent of the Napoléon III chairs on which guests sit at Christian Dior fashion shows notably inspired sculptor Lee Bul, who designed a medium-sized bag with a dozen little Plexiglas mirrors, like the shards of a larger broken mirror.
Hong Hao designed two bags, one featuring a world map that revisits its colors and the names of oceans and mountain ranges, and one in a pop art style finished with unique materials. Artist Friedrich Kunath gives the Lady Dior bag a photographic finish showing a couple kissing, while Betty Mariani's bag is inspired by the world of graffiti, all in a sophisticated and feminine style.
Jamilla Okubo, Jack Pierson, Spencer Sweeney, David Wiseman, Namsa Leuba and John Giorno have also designed unique creations, turning Dior's handbags into works of art. Creations from the Dior Lady Art project will be unveiled via several events organized by the Dior fashion house.