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Dior rolls out sashes and suits for men – on a conveyor belt

FILE PHOTO: Festive lights decorate the Dior store on New Bond Street as shoppers do Christmas shopping in central London, Britain, December 16, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls PARIS (Reuters) – Intricately structured suits came with wraparound satin sashes, and animal prints adorned jackets and clutch bags at Christian Dior’s menswear collection in Paris on Friday, worn by models gliding down a giant conveyor belt. Parent group LVMH is making a big push in menswear, including at its other brands such as Louis Vuitton, where Dior’s men’s designer Kim Jones previously made…

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Dior switches Paris catwalk date to avoid ‘yellow vest’ protests

PARIS (Reuters) – Christian Dior is bringing forward its men’s fashion show in Paris to avoid “yellow vest” protesters who have fought police, torched cars and smashed up shops over recent weekends, a source familiar with the decision said. FILE PHOTO: The Dior logo is seen on the facade of a shop in Paris, France, August 5, 2018. Picture taken August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau Dior, part of the LVMH luxury goods conglomerate, wrote to guests to reschedule a menswear catwalk show initially planned for Jan. 19 – a Saturday,…

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Pared back Dior celebrates its ateliers at Haute Couture show

PARIS (Reuters) – Christian Dior paid tribute to the skills of its ateliers at its Haute Couture runway show on Monday, as models in pale, minimalistic gowns glided through an all-white showroom-turned-catwalk lined with mannequins. A model presents a creation by designer Maria Grazia Chiuri as part of her Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2018/2019 fashion show for fashion house Dior in Paris, France, July 2, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau A palette of powdery colors dominated the looks, with some gowns in dusty pink evoking soft ballerina costumes, in a collection that designer…

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Dior to recast blockbuster retrospective for London’s V&A

PARIS (Reuters) – Renowned French couture label Christian Dior will stage a major retrospective of its influential styles and glamorous gowns at London’s Victoria & Albert museum in 2019, after a blockbuster first run in Paris. FILE PHOTO: A visitor looks at vintage dresses by designers Christian Dior, Jacques Heim and Givenchy presented in the exhibition “Les Annees 50, La mode en France” (The 50s. Fashion in France, 1947-1957) at the Palais Galliera fashion museum in Paris, July 10, 2014. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams”, on show…

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Flower power takes hold at Dior in break from menswear past

PARIS (Reuters) – A giant sculpture made of pink and black flowers set the tone at Christian Dior’s catwalk show in Paris on Saturday as new menswear designer Kim Jones stamped his style on the storied French label with a display of floral-inspired, airy looks. Models present creations by designer Kim Jones for Dior Homme collection as part of their Spring/Summer 2019 collection show during Men’s Fashion Week in Paris, France, June 23, 2018. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol To a booming techno-pop soundtrack, models clad in pastel blues and pinks, with occasional…

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The tarot revival thanks to Brexit, Trump and Dior

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tarot cards once ‘helped the ruling classes to mobilise and manage the masses’ In the late 1970s, when Karen Vogel started to create tarot cards at her home in Berkeley, California, she couldn’t have known that they would one day be featured on haute couture catwalks. “We had academic backgrounds in anthropology, women’s studies and history,” explains Ms Vogel, who started Motherpeace Tarot with her business partner Vicki Nobel. “We were also interested in alternative healing methods and the Goddess movement, so tarot felt…

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Dior brings equestrian glamor to the catwalk at French chateau

CHANTILLY, France (Reuters) – Christian Dior turned the runway into a Mexican-inspired rodeo on Friday at France’s sumptuous Chantilly chateau, unveiling its latest mid-season “cruise” collection alongside a horse-riding spectacular. Under driving rain, riders decked in full white skirts put on a galloping display in the grounds of the chateau just north of Paris, famed for its equestrian traditions, from horse breeding to races. Models in full, embroidered riding skirts with sturdy leather belts later took to the runway around the ring, while some wore equestrian-style jackets, leather corsets and…

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