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