Dior has unveiled a new capsule collection dedicated to the Middle East.
As part of the Dior Gold capsule, creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri revisits one of the maison's most enduring codes. From Christian Dior's earliest haute couture creations, such as the famed Golconde dress and Pactole silhouette, to the outfit designed by Marc Bohan during his tenure as artistic director, and worn by actress Lauren Hutton in the 1982 film All Fired Up, gold has been a Dior signature throughout its history.
The French poet, playwright and filmmaker Jean Cocteau once described his loyal friend, Christian Dior, as “that nimble genius unique to our age with the magical name combining god and gold – dieu and or”, forever sealing the brand's affinity with this shimmering hue.
With John Galliano’s arrival in 1996, gold metamorphosed into a symbol of opulence and excess, and of imaginary journeys. For his spring / summer 2004 haute couture collection, the British designer celebrated the power of gold in looks inspired the pharaohs of Egypt.
For the Dior Gold capsule, Chiuri revisits dresses and skirts in tulle, silk and multicoloured mesh punctuated by meticulous embroidery, as well as the J’Adior 8 T-shirt, a reference to Monsieur Dior’s lucky number, and the waist-sculpting Palto jacket.
Bags are also reimagined in the gentle hue, from the Dior Book Tote, now available in a mini version, to the Lady Dior, Saddle and Caro, which is finely embroidered with metallic threads to create delicate stripes, and embellished with a chain with links that repeat the CD signature.
This motif can also be found on the Dior Travel vanity, J’Adior pumps, Walk’n’Dior trainers, Dway mules and Granville espadrilles. The collection draws to a close with a selection of refined accessories, including a stole, a bracelet and a belt signed “Christian Dior”.
The Dior Gold series is available from today across the region at dedicated pop-ups, and on the Dior website in the UAE.