Christian Dior Archive

Female Empowerment in Paris

PARIS, France — All of a sudden, in Paris, it was 1968, 1977 or whatever year in recent history coincided with an outburst of protest and a moment of change. Sort of. It was, of course, mostly a mise en scène. These being our digitally superficial times and this being designer fashion — an exercise in turning the basic human need to cover up into a desirable …

Maria Grazia Chiuri's Dior debut spells out her feminist message

With a catwalk show in the gardens of the Musée Rodin that brought Rihanna and Kate Moss to the front row and a square mile of central Paris to a standstill, Maria Grazia Chiuri became the first woman to head the house of Christian Dior. It’s a position that arguably makes her the most powerful woman in Parisian fashion since Coco Chanel. The moment is …

Tim’s Take | Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2017

PARIS, France —  In the second season of Tim’s Take, BoF editor-at-large Tim Blanks talks to fashion’s top designers to decode the creative thinking behind their latest collections. Blanks speaks to Maria Grazia Chiuri about her Spring/Summer 2017 show, the first lady at Christian Dior.   Source link

Behind Dior's Sunglasses Success

LONDON, United Kingdom — “It was immediately clear to everybody that this was something special,” says Luisa Delgado, the chief executive of Italian eyewear licensing giant Safilo, recalling the time she watched the first pair of Dior’s ‘So Real’ sunglasses come off the production line at Safilo’s specialist plant for metal frames in Longarone, a small town in North East Italy. “All the technicians and …

Bits & Bytes | Walmart Buys Jet.com, African E-Commerce Startups

“Meet Walmart’s $3.3 Billion Employee” (Bloomberg)“The world’s biggest retailer announced on Monday it was buying upstart online retailer Jet.com for $3 billion in cash, plus $300 million in stock over five years — topping QVC’s $2.4 billion purchase of Zulilly.com last year as the largest-ever acquisition of an e-commerce company.” “The Web Startups Looking to Cash in on 1 Billion African Consumers” (The Guardian)“The continent’s …