Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Luxury Brand Dior Faces Heat from China's Internet

Luxury brand Dior faces heat from China's internet—this time for basing the design of a pleated skirt that closely resembles a traditional garment – a Chinese horse face skirt (e.g., off of Etsy) dating to the Song and the Ming dynasty.

The skirt in question made its debut on the runways of Seoul in April this year. In the post-show notes, artistic director of Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri, said the collection was inspired by school uniforms and aimed to pay tribute to Catherine, Christian Dior’s sister. “Maria Grazia Chiuri became interested in school outfits and, above all, in the way students dust off, revamp and update the tropes of these garments, personalizing them with distinctive details, verging on punk overtones, before venturing through urban landscapes in search of spaces of freedom,” an excerpt from the show notes read.

It is what it is.  Is anything ever really new anymore except for Apple's innovations :-).

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