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13 June, 2016

Dior Presents Limited Edition-Collection with Artist Marc Quinn

Lady Dior bags limited-edition collection is the way Dior has chosen to mark the opening of the House of Dior on New Bond Street, in London. The luxury brand presents a limited-edition collection of Lady Dior bags and small leather accessories reinterpreted by the British artist Marc Quinn. Quinn has transposed vivid, hyper-realist oil paintings onto the pieces, resulting in a collection that questions the human relationship with nature as untameable beauty.

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The collection includes models that feature floral prints drawn from his work on one side and the same motif but with the colours reversed on the other side. Meanwhile, violet, white or black orchids bloom against a backdrop of snow or volcanic earth, inspired by his series In the Night Garden.

 

 

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One of the star pieces of the project is the Lady Dior ‘Fossil Record’ bag, which features a flower relief embossed into silver leather. The motif is designed to depict flowers eternally frozen at the point of full bloom, offering a reflection of the relentless human desire to control nature. Another features a bright blue iris from Quinn’s series We Share Our Chemistry with the Stars, with the artist explaining that: “The etymology of ‘iris’ is derived from the Greek word for ‘rainbow’, and in the colours there is a kind of celebration of individuality.”

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To reinterpret the iconic Lady Dior bag, the House turned to the London-based artist Marc Quinn. A renowned figure in the world of contemporary art, the artist has transposed his hyper-realistic and color-drenched oil paintings to Dior creations. In his “In The Night Garden” series, violet, white or black orchids bloom against a backdrop of volcanic earth, creating a captivating artificial atmosphere.

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The motifs represent flowers forever frozen in full bloom as if to contradict a disturbing subtext: the uncontrollable human desire to control nature. The Lady Dior bags and small leather accessories are thus transformed into works of art through which the artist questions man and his relationship with nature as untameable beauty. On another piece, it’s the bright blue iris of an eye, from the series “We Share Our Chemistry with the Stars,” that grabs and captivates us.

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The artist also notes that “the word ‘iris’ comes from the Greek word for ‘rainbow’, and the colors celebrate individuality“, adding: “In the middle, there’s the black void of the pupil, which recalls the mystery and uncertainty of existence.” Marc Quinn has also designed clutches and wallets, matching the Lady Dior bags, to complete this limited-edition collection. With this unique collaboration, the House writes a new page in the story of the profound and sincere connection it has always enjoyed with the world of art.

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Orchids have been a source of fascination for the British artist Marc Quinn for nearly twenty years. So, there’s no surprise that these otherworldly blooms should find their way into Quinn’s latest project: a vivid collection of handbags and accessories in collaboration with the French fashion house Christian Dior.

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