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New face of Dior jewelry: Emilia Clarke

Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke is the newest face of Dior, the brand announced November 5, in a move sure to trigger explosive online coverage. British rag The Observer has already pushed out a piece called “Mother of Dragons models Mother-of-pearl for Dior Fine Jewelry”. That story also calls the photo shoot monumental. You can read it here.

Clarke is fronting Dior’s Rose des Vents fine jewelry collection and appears in a new campaign by photographer Patrick Demarchelier. The full uncroped image released by AFP is below.


This marks the first collaboration with a luxury brand for Clarke, who is best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones.

The Rose des Vents line rolled out worldwide in May and June. It features four bracelets, four necklaces and one long necklace, priced from 1,350 euros to 8,000 euros

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Fashion watches bear their houses’ codes to match technical brilliance with sartorial splendor. Our thanks to the team at Men’s Folio Singapore for putting together this spread to inspire us.


Dior Chiffre Rouge A02 in stainless steel with bracelet; Dior Homme Cotton shirt, wool suit, pressed flower badges, silk bow tie


Gucci G-Timeless in steel with NATO strap, cotton shirt, wool pants, leather belt, assorted metal rings, wool beret


Louis Vuitton Escale Time Zone in steel with alligator strap, wool blend print jacket


Givenchy Seventeen Titanium Automatic Edition in titanium with NATO strap, silk blend print shirt, wool print pants


Hermès Slim d’Hermès Perpetual Calendar in rose gold with alligator strap, cotton shirt, cotton blend jumpsuit, wool turtleneck jumper


Photography by Joel Low; Styling by Tok Wei Lun

Grooming: Benedict Choo using M.A.C cosmetics

Model: Erlend /  Mannequin


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Raf Simons quits as Dior creative director

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Raf Simons has quit as creative director at Christian Dior after more than three years, the fashion house said Thursday.

The collection he presented at the Paris fashion shows earlier this month will be his last for the French label.

“It’s after deep reflection that I have decided to quit my post as creative director for Christian Dior’s women’s collection,” the Belgian designer said in a statement.

“It’s a decision founded on one hand by my desire to concentrate on other centres of interest in my life, notably my own label, as well as the passions that motivate me beyond my professional activities,” he said, adding that it had been an “immense privilege” to work for Dior.

The 47-year-old took over in April 2012 after British designer John Galliano was fired following a scandal over anti-Semitic insults he made in a Paris bar that were caught on camera.

Bernard Arnault, head of LVMH which owns the label, and Dior CEO Sidney Toledano released a statement saying they respected Simons’ decision and “warmly thank him for his exceptional creative contribution”.

Jennifer Lawrence Be Dior Diorissimo

Jennifer Lawrence for Be Dior and Diorissimo

Jennifer Lawrence Be Dior Diorissimo

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence continues her collaboration with Dior for an Autumn / Winter 2015-16 accessories campaign.

Fashion photographer David Sims captured the “Hunger Games”  and “Silver Linings Playbook” actress for the French luxury goods label.

Animal-inspired motifs and solid colors are thematic touchstones for the collection, according to Dior.

The Fall / Winter Be Dior and Diorissimo collections favor a range of materials including crocodile, python, alligator and metallic tweed.

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Sauvage Dior

WATCH Johnny Depp’s Short Film for Dior Sauvage

After releasing a teaser clip back in August, the full, director’s cut of Johnny Depp’s Dior Sauvage campaign has finally been released.

The ad, filmed by Jean-Baptiste Mondiano, shows Johnny Depp driving out of Los Angeles in a vintage Dodge Challenger. Depp says into the camera, “I gotta get out of here. Which way? I don’t know… Dior.”


Sauvage Dior

The film also features an original track from slide guitarist Ry Cooder. The scent, due out on September 2, takes off from the original 1966 version but attempts to make it more modern, strong and masculine.

Paris XVIE by Dior Homme

Dior Homme and Willy Vanderperre Present “Paris XVIE”

 has released a new video as part of its Homme Winter 2015-2016 campaign, filmed by Willy Vanderperre.

Dior Homme Paris XVIE

Starring model-turned-actor Boyd Holbrook, the film tells the tale of the day in the life of an American in Paris. Titled “Paris XVIE,” it is set at night and features a dapper-looking Holbrook wandering the French capital’s streets after nightfall. His rakish suit contrasts with the late-night neon signs flashing behind him, perfectly capturing the “subversive elegance” of the collection that Dior hoped to express in the clip.

Paris XVIE by Dior Homme

Moving from a Haussmaan-style apartment to a café terrace, viewers get a look at Dior Homme’s latest collection — a dinner jacket with tails, a winter coat and a crisp white shirt.

Dior Homme Paris XVIE

The Dior Homme winter collection was designed by Kris Van Assche. The movie comes with its own photography campaign, also featuring Holbrook.

Paris XVIE by Dior Homme

“We started this collaboration with a focus on the film and now the pictures also have that filmic feel,” says Vanderperre.

Dior Homme Paris XVIE

“We wanted somebody that we could explore the filmic idea with further, and it was Kris that suggested Boyd.”

Dior Homme Paris XVIE

Sauvage Dior

Johnny Depp for Dior Sauvage

Dior have started to unveil teaser images from their new ad campaign featuring actor Johnny Depp for a new men’s perfume, Sauvage…

Sauvage Dior

Johnny Depp has been announced as a new face for a Dior fragrance making his first ever fragrance ad.

The American actor is set to front a yet to be named fragrance to be released on September 1st 2015 for the luxury brand.

Dior declined to say how much the contract was worth, but it has pockets deep enough to afford him while also paying Natalie Portman and Charlize Theron to endorse its products.

Depp, ranked among the top-paid actors in Hollywood, has amassed an estimated fortune of $250 million, much of it thanks to the “Pirates” movie franchise, the latest of which he is currently filming in Australia.

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Musee Christian Dior

Dior’s New Look on exhibit in Granville

Musee Christian Dior

The Musée Christian Dior in Granville (Lower Normandy) will host the “Dior, The New Look Revolution” exhibit from June 6 to November 1, 2015.

A perfect time to take a look back at Christian Dior’s 1947 collection, which not only propelled the designer to the summit of couture, but also revolutionized fashion for decades to come.

Currently closed for renovations, the Musée Christian Dior will reopen its doors on June 6 for the exhibit “Dior, The New Look Revolution.”

The exhibit will allow visitors to discover or reacquaint themselves with the French brand’s creations from 1947, the year when the designer presented his first haute couture collection, to 2015.

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On February 12 of that year Christian Dior surprised the audience with his first haute couture collection, breaking all the rules of fashion.

The female silhouette, which during the war tended to be rather masculine and straight-lined, became seductive, elegant and ultra-feminine in the French designer’s hands, with an accent on curves.

The waist became very defined, the chest rounded and the shoulders narrowed. A revolution in the world of fashion. The New Look was born, and the “Bar suit” was its emblem.

Le New Look

This afternoonwear that has become iconic in fashion was originally composed of a jacket and long skirt. Revisited since by Christian Dior’s successors, the “Bar suit” will also be present at the exhibit through reinterpretations by Galliano, Hedi Slimane and Raf Simons.

In all, 80 pieces of haute couture, from Christian Dior to Raf Simons, will be presented to the public. Visitors will also discover around 30 photographs, archive documents, manuscripts, original drawings, New Look dolls, templates and even Miss Dior perfume bottles, directly inspired by the New Look silhouette created by Dior.

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“Dior, The New Look Revolution” will take place at the Christian Dior Museum in Granville from June 6 to November 1, 2015.

La Rose des Vents Dior

Christian Dior gets nautical with new jewelry line

La Rose des Vents Dior

Christian Dior has released a new jewelry line inspired by childhood memories of the house’s founder.

The “Rose des Vents” collection is a nautical-themed bracelet and necklace range based on Dior’s childhood seaside villa at Granville. The house was called Les Rhumbs, the name given to the 32 divisions of the wind rose.

Designed by Dior Joaillerie Creative Director Victoire de Castellane, the collection ties together Dior’s passion for roses, lucky pendants and travel.

It comprises a series of bracelets and necklaces of varying lengths with medallions crafted from yellow gold, mother-of-pearl, lapis lazuli and rose gold. Each pendant is double-sided and features a “hardstone” or “wind rose” face, according to the wearer’s movements. The medallions also include a twisted outline of gold rice grains in an ode to the ocean.

“I wanted to start from the idea of a little motif pendant. And what is more metaphorical than a medallion?” says de Castellane.

“A symbol of travel, in it you find echoes of Christian Dior’s star and the idea of the good-luck charm, but also the rose, his favorite flower. The whole history of the house is there, implicitly.”

“Rose des vents is also a metaphor for creation. Creating is about searching, turning things over, and then finding ones cardinal point and setting off on a journey. Creation is the product of a stationary voyage.”

It was in the gardens of the legendary villa that a young Christian Dior first discovered and cultivated his love of flowers.

Later, in Paris, it was as the result of finding a somewhat mysterious star sign on the ground that the highly superstitious designer decided to open his own couture house, interpreting this chance find as a portent of his destiny. The collection is therefore a tribute to his vision and beliefs.

The collection will launch in France on May 13, the rest of Europe on May 25 and worldwide from June 10. Prices range from €1,350 to €8,000.

Dior Secret Garden IV

Rihanna and Dior release extended Secret Garden video

Dior Secret Garden IV

Dior unveiled their Secret Garden IV campaign last week, featuring Rihanna, and on Tuesday they released a longer version of the video.

Footage follows Rihanna cloaked in a form fitting gown, moving sensuously down the halls and through the gardens Chateau Versailles outside Paris.

The video, directed by Stephen Klein, was created to promote the Esprit Dior Tokyo collection. The only light sources are candles and the moon.

The natural light is used to emphasize the metallic aspects of the creations, which include a sparkling sequined gown, metal-crafted earrings and the Diorama handbag with a metal closure.

Rihanna Dior Secret Garden campaign

Rihanna stars in latest Dior campaign

Dior has unveiled its latest campaign, featuring a designer-clad Rihanna using the French château of Versailles as her midnight playground.

“Secret Garden IV” is the fourth film in a mini-series directed by Steven Klein for the fashion house. It sees the Barbadian singer, dressed in various outfits from the label’s Fall 2015/2016 collection, dancing through the palace’s corridors and gardens after nightfall.

The accompanying music, “Only If for a Night” by Midas, will appear on the Barbadian pop star’s upcoming album, set for release this month.

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Shot by Steven Klein in Versailles, the photos have Rihanna modeling bags like the Diorama while posing in the palace and moonlit garden.

Rihanna Christian Dior Secret Garden campaign

The brand also announced Jennifer Lawrence as the face of Dior makeup line just days ago.

Dior Cruise 2016

Dior Cruise 2016 Show – Best of [VIDEO]

On Monday, May 11, Dior presented its Cruise 2016 collection just outside of Cannes, at Pierre Cardin’s Palais Bulles.

Dior Cruise 2016

Modern fabrics and an emphasis on plaids are among the defining characteristics of the new line. Between the looks unveiled and the venue, against the backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea, the show gave the guests an impression of freshness and lightness.

Dior 2016 Cruise Show

The choice of location is significant, as the collection reflects the spirit of the French Riviera, namely in its colors and textures. Simons emphasized shimmer and contrasting textures, along with layering effects, while maintaining an overall tone of breeziness and modernity.

Dior 2016 Cruise Show

The collection was dominated by blouses, wide-legged pants, short skirts and a modern take on the iconic Dior Bar Suit. Very summery, the dresses have elements of 1960s style but remain contemporary.

Dior Cruise 2016 French Riviera

Bold prints

Patterns, and especially plaids, were seen throughout the show, often with metallic effects. In terms of colors, black and white were fairly present, along with shades inspired by the landscapes of the Côte d’Azur — namely blues, reds, pinks and browns.

Dior 2016 Cruise Show

Held two days before the opening of the Cannes Film Festival, the show was attended by several celebrities, including French actress and Dior spokesmodel Marion Cotillard, as well as Cressida Bonas, Zoë Kravitz, Dakota Fanning and, of course, Pierre Cardin.

Dior 2016 Cruise Show

Palais Bulles

Dior to Show at Cardin’s ‘Bubble Palace’

 Palais Bulles

According to Women’s Wear Daily, the French luxury brand’s 2016 cruise collection will take to the runway at the Palais Bulles de Pierre Cardin, on the French Riviera on May 11.

 Palais Bulles

Purchased by Pierre Cardin in the 1990s, the Palais Bulles, an immense atypical mansion on the Mediterranean coast not far from Cannes, will welcome the latest ready-to-wear collection by Raf Simons for Dior.

 Palais Bulles

The show will take place on May 11, just two days before the kickoff of the 68th Cannes Film Festival, taking place May 13-24.

 Palais Bulles

Last year’s Dior Cruise Collection fashion show took place at the Brooklyn Naval Yard in New York City.

Chanel kicked off the cruise collection season on Monday, May 4, with a fashion show in Seoul, South Korea.

Dior launches Rose des Vents fine jewellery [VIDEO]

Dior has created four short videos to mark the launch of its new Rose des Vents jewelry line.

The whimsical animations are based on the drawings of the contemporary French jewelry designer Victoire De Castellane in which she imagines encounters with the house’s founder, Christian Dior.

The eight-point Rose des Vents medallion is showcased in each film and each cardinal point represents one of the stones used in the collection.

In one movie, de Castellane spins the Rose des Vents to find herself in the next frame with Dior in the midst of prepping for a party at the Dior headquarters on Paris’s Avenue Montaigne. The music turns on and lapis lazuli medallions flit around the room like a disco ball.

The Rose des Vents line will go on sale on May 11 in France, May 18 in Europe and June 3 in the rest of the world.

The line features four bracelets, four necklaces and one long necklace, priced from 1,350 euros to 8,000 euros.

Lady Dior 2015

Watch: Marion Cotillard Goes Sci-Fi for Lady Dior

Lady Dior 2015

An isolated solar plant in the California desert serves as the backdrop for the Lady Dior Spring-Summer 2015 campaign, brought to life by Marion Cotillard and shot by Peter Lindbergh.

The making-of video (above) shows Cotillard and company on location in a flat, arid setting populated by solar panels that are echoed by the actress’s sparkly attire and shiny metallic bag.

Dior and I documentary

Watch the Trailer for “Dior and I” Documentary

After iconic French luxury labels Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent, it’s the house of Dior’s turn to hit the big screen.

This month, cinema go-ers in the UK, Australia and Japan will be able to discover the new “Dior and I” feature-length film.

The title of the documentary is a nod to Christian Dior’s 1956 memoir “Christian Dior and I”. Melding the everyday, pressure-filled components of fashion with mysterious echoes from the influential French luxury brand’s past, Dior’s first brand-backed movie release is a tribute to the seamstresses who helped Raf Simons create his first Haute couture collection in just eight weeks, as opposed to the usual five or six months.

Dior and I documentary

The dramatic crux of the documentary directed by Frédéric Tcheng hangs on Simons’ ability to pull off the colossal feat of producing a haute couture collection within a unimaginably tight time frame.

Naturally, Belgian designer Raf Simons plays the starring role in this film that revisits a critical period in the history of the Christian Dior label.

Simons’ leading ladies in “Dior and I” are Florence Chehet, the dynamic and upbeat head seamstress for the atelier ‘flou,’ and Monique Bailly, the anxious and quick-witted head seamstress for Dior’s atelier ‘tailleur.’

“For me, they are the two most important people in the house,” says Pieter Mulier, Simons’ right hand at Dior and longtime collaborator. “Because they have everything in their hands.”

Raf Simons debut runway show

After surviving 13 months without a head designer after John Galliano’s public fall from grace, in 2012 Dior announced that Raf Simons would fill the vacant seat of artistic director.

The fashion world was up in arms. The self-taught designer whose previous credits included a namesake menswear line and who had been perceived by many as a “minimalist,” had always kept a low public profile and, most importantly, had never before worked in haute couture.

“Dior and I” is coming to cinemas in Japan on March 14, Australia on March 26, the UK on March 27, while North American audiences will have a chance to see it starting April 10.

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Be Dior Spring 2015 Campaign

Jennifer Lawrence fronts Be Dior handbag campaign

Be Dior Spring 2015 Campaign

WWD reports that Paolo Roversi photographed Jennifer Lawrence for the Be Dior campaign, which is to roll out in magazines beginning this week.

The actress appears fresh-faced and sophisticated in a series of adverts for the brand, which showcase a range of brightly coloured bags.

In the accompanying video, the actress reveals what she keeps in her handbag: “Wallet, phone, keys — if I can remember them — ChapStick and a little perfume.”

The clip will debut on Thursday at Diormag.com.

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Los Angeles

Dior to hold Cruise show in Los Angeles

Los Angeles

French fashion house Christian Dior will be bringing its Resort show to Los Angeles, continuing the current trend for peripatetic luxury spectacles.

Get set for a star-studded list of attendees: Oscar-winning Los Angles-based actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Charlize Theron are both brand representatives for Dior’s clothing, accessories and fragrance lines.

Last year’s resort show took place at the Brooklyn Naval Yard in New York City, while the recent Pre-Fall 2015 collection was shown off in Tokyo with a special show inside a sumo arena.

Other labels taking their shows abroad include Chanel who held its Métiers d’Art show in Salzburg in December.

Dior Spring 2015 Film

WATCH: Dior Homme Summer 2015 by Willy Vanderperre

Christian Dior has revealed the campaign film for the  S/S 2015 collection, directed by Belgian photographer Willy Vanderperre.

The line, by Dior Homme creative director Kris Van Assche, is presented in a series of close-ups, turning the spotlight on textures and prints.

With this latest collection, the stylist plays with contrasts and similarities through pieces that waver between tradition and modernity, or between an urban spirit and a nautical theme.

Tuxedoes in dark shades are seen alongside lemon yellow slickers, red canvas parkas and striped tanks.

Stripes are a recurring theme throughout the line, whether wide or narrow, in neat lines or in motifs resembling pen strokes.

The Dior Homme runway show will take place on January 24 as part of Paris men’s fashion week, where the F/W 2015-2016 collection will debut.