Dior Spring-Summer 2023 men’s show
Following on the Fall-Winter 2022-2023 collection, the Dior Spring-Summer 2023 show extends the dialogue with Christian Dior as the house celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Drawing links between Monsieur Dior’s childhood interest for flowers and gardening at his family house in Granville, Normandy, and his own childhood in Sussex, which he materialized through the works of artist Duncan Grant – a member of the early 20th century Bloomsbury Group gathering English artists and intellectuals – Kim Jones offers a delicate and poetic collection of clothes and accessories that are both extravagant and practical, formal and informal, at the crossroads between past and present times. “Granville and Sussex have a similar climate – the weather, the light, and the garden link one place to the other. For Christian Dior and Duncan Grant, their home, their garden, and their personal environment were essential to their creativity. These meaningful and private spaces were then translated into their work and became public. In this collection, we mix functional and natural elements, such as gardening, with stylized and luxurious aspects of the new look, and with Duncan Grant’s artworks. The private and the public come together. There are notions like the passing of time, the changing skies, and the seasons’ light, as well as the ideas of continuity, artistic communities, and the heritage of the House of Dior”, Kim Jones explains.