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In this new Dior Talks series about the 5th edition of Dior Lady Art, host Katya Foreman introduces the ten contemporary artists and collectives who, in the weeks to come, will share their personal experience of transforming the Lady Dior handbag, one of the most visible icons of the House of Dior.
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In this new Dior Talks series about the 5th edition of Dior Lady Art, host Katya Foreman introduces the ten contemporary artists and collectives who, in the weeks to come, will share their personal experience of transforming the Lady Dior handbag, one of the most visible icons of the House of Dior.
Discover The Dior Lady Art 5th Edition : https://youtu.be/yv3B2gR48eU (https://youtu.be/yv3B2gR48eU)

    [Lady Art] Chris Soal on Combining the Haute and the Humble for Dior Lady Art

    [Lady Art] Chris Soal on Combining the Haute and the Humble for Dior Lady Art

    Welcome to the Dior Talks series themed around the 5th edition of Dior Lady Art and hosted by Paris-based journalist Katya Foreman. For this year’s event, ten artists and collectives from around the world have participated in a game of metamorphosis by rendering the iconic Lady Dior handbag as a unique piece of art.

    Sharing the mic in our latest episode is the artist Chris Soal, an emerging talent who was born in 1994, the year the Lady Dior was created. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, he is known for amorphous wall sculptures made from recycled single-use items, with influences ranging from the Arte Povera movement to African totems and the treasures of nature.

    With a Midas-like touch, the artist transforms mundane objects into rich, sensual works that challenge conventional notions of value, a concept he transposed onto textured Lady Dior bags covered in bottle tops bent like cowrie shells or furry swaths of toothpicks evoking couture embroidery.

    One might compare the painstaking handicraft of his work to the elaborate construction of the Lady Dior bag itself, which is assembled from 144 pieces. The story behind its signature cannage motif — borrowed from the Napoleon III seats Monsieur Dior used to seat guests at his haute couture presentations at 30 Avenue Montaigne — echoes his processes of observation and application.

    Tune in to hear Soal discuss the experience of fusing the haute and the humble in his reinvention of the Lady Dior bag as well as its charms, including turning the letter “O” into a bottle opener. 



    Discover Chris Soal’s creations :https://youtu.be/mWHNIigfA54

    • 33 min
    [Lady Art] Gisela Colon Talks Taking the Lady Dior to the Moon

    [Lady Art] Gisela Colon Talks Taking the Lady Dior to the Moon

    Welcome to the Dior Talks series themed around the 5th edition of Dior Lady Art and hosted by Paris-based journalist Katya Foreman. For this year’s event, ten artists and collectives from around the world have participated in a game of metamorphosis by rendering the iconic Lady Dior handbag as a unique piece of art.

    Joining us on the podcast today is Gisela Colon, whose creative universe and spark comes from tapping into different geographic locations, from Puerto Rico, where she grew up, to the Californian desert and the whirling metropolis of Los Angeles, her adopted hometown.

    In this fascinating deep dive, the artist discusses the underlying concept of her two ‘Lady Dior’ bags, which are based on the Eastern philosophy of balance. “The concept of yin and yang, night and day, on complementary opposites,” as the artist puts it — as well as duality in the physical world, like Earth and outer space, and the past and the future.

    Inspired by the El Yunque National Forest tropical rainforest in Puerto Rico, Gisela’s ‘Amazonia’ take on the Lady Dior features a central green spheroid that, the artist says, emits a special energy imbued with the spirit of the “plants, animals, and the generations that lived before us.”

    Crafted from holographic iridescent leather, her spellbinding ‘Stardust’ Lady Dior channels the Space Age, the future, magic and intergalactic travels to the “wonders that lie beyond the Earth.” One of her biggest fantasies? Taking the Lady Dior to the moon.



    Discover Gisela Colon’s creations : https://youtu.be/etbtVWFMIgA

    • 28 min
    [Lady Art] Joël Andrianomearisoa on Materializing Emotion Through Art and Getting Lost in the Lady Dior Labyrinth

    [Lady Art] Joël Andrianomearisoa on Materializing Emotion Through Art and Getting Lost in the Lady Dior Labyrinth

    “This bag is an emotion, Dior is an emotion for me,” says Joël Andrianomearisoa, the latest guest on the Dior Talks series themed around the 5th edition of Dior Lady Art and hosted by Paris-based journalist Katya Foreman.

    Delving into the concepts and processes behind his layered, tactile creations for the project, the Malagasy artist discusses the challenges of condensing his universe in the Lady Dior bag.

    Entitled the Lady Dior Labyrinth, Joël’s reinterpretation of the iconic handbag is a direct continuation of his black paper series, notably an immersive work created for the first Madagascar Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale, entitled “I Have Forgotten the Night.” That sensorial piece, based on memories of Madagascar, invited the audience to walk through a labyrinth made of black tissue paper curtains. He describes his work as “a research exercise to materialize emotions.”

    Covered in a mille-feuille leaves of leather and black radzimir silk, in two different versions for night and day, this handwork-intensive bag is a testament to the savoir-faire of the petites mains in the Dior Atelier and the elaborate rituals that go into making one of the House’s most recognizable icons. “Mille-feuille for me is like Dior, it’s part of French culture,” says the artist, who also redesigned the Dior logo, using his own font. His fascination with duality, meanwhile, plays out in the immaculate white lining embroidered with the cryptic message: “Take me to the end of all loves.”



    Discover Joel Andrianomearisoa’s creations : https://youtu.be/quTrTOkywWM

    • 30 min
    [Lady Art] Judy Chicago Talks Metamorphosing the ‘Lady Dior’, Fashion as a Vehicle for Empowerment, and What She Keeps in Her Handbag

    [Lady Art] Judy Chicago Talks Metamorphosing the ‘Lady Dior’, Fashion as a Vehicle for Empowerment, and What She Keeps in Her Handbag

    Welcome to the first episode of the new Dior Talks series, themed around the 5th edition of Dior Lady Art and hosted by Paris-based journalist Katya Foreman. Ten artists and collectives from around the world have participated in a game of metamorphosis by rendering the iconic Lady Dior handbag as a unique piece of art.

    Our first guest is friend of the House, Judy Chicago, a founder of the American feminist art movement who already collaborated with Dior on the installation “The Female Divine” for the House’s Spring-Summer 2020 haute couture show.

    The multifaceted, Chicago-born artist has continued to develop a singular, female-centered aesthetic that challenges male domination and celebrates the achievements of women, who are all too often overlooked or relegated to the sidelines. In contrast with the clean, angular lines favored by her contemporaries, she prefers generous, sensual, colorful and suggestive curves, with spirals and shells evoking symbols of female power.

    In this fascinating episode, Judy explains how the Dior Lady Art project has opened an exciting new chapter in the mission she has pursued since the Seventies, introducing feminine symbols and forms into a world where emblems of virility were omnipresent, as a means of bringing women’s history to the fore.



    Discover Judy Chicago’s creations for Dior Lady Art : https://youtu.be/Uamr4y3spUg

    • 30 min
    [Lady Art] The New Dior Lady Art Dior Talks Podcast Series and the Legacy of the Lady Dior

    [Lady Art] The New Dior Lady Art Dior Talks Podcast Series and the Legacy of the Lady Dior

    Welcome to the new series Dior Talks, themed around the 5th edition of Dior Lady Art.

    In this introductory episode, we’re going back in time to share how the Lady Dior saga began, with a brief history of the icon. Before meeting this year’s artists, we invite you to (re)discover the legacy of the Lady Dior, the quintessence of the Dior spirit.

    All icons have an extraordinary backstory, and the Lady Dior is no exception. A timeless icon and a celebration of multifaceted femininity, the Lady Dior is a constant in the Dior collections, and is endlessly reinvented anew.

    Now in its fifth edition, the Dior Lady Art project has seen the bag deconstructed, reinvented and immortalized through a series of limited, collector’s editions reinterpreted, as ever, by a diverse roster of international talents. In 2020, ten contemporary artists and collectives were invited to put their creative stamp on the Lady Dior, approaching the iconic bag like a unique work of art. 

    Joining Judy Chicago - the godmother of feminist art, who already collaborated with Dior on the installation “The Female Divine” for the set for the House’s Spring-Summer 2020 Haute Couture show - are Joël Andrianomearisoa, Gisela Colón, Song Dong, Bharti Kher, Mai-Thu Perret, Recycle Group, Chris Soal, Claire Tabouret, and Olga Titus.

    Listen as each of these artists shares their personal experience of transforming the Lady Dior in the latest edition of the Dior Talks podcast series, available on all platforms. 

    • 5 min
    [Lady Art Teaser] Introducing the Dior Talks Dior Lady Art Podcast Series

    [Lady Art Teaser] Introducing the Dior Talks Dior Lady Art Podcast Series

    In this teaser for the new Dior Talks series about the 5th edition of Dior Lady Art, host Katya Foreman introduces the ten contemporary artists and collectives who, in the weeks to come, will share their personal experience of transforming the Lady Dior handbag, one of the most visible icons of the House of Dior.

    Discover The Dior Lady Art 5th Edition : https://youtu.be/yv3B2gR48eU

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Brilliant Series!

Brilliant Series of Talks! Love listening to Tracey Emin speak in particular. Looking forward to hearing more from this series!

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