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 Christian Dior, Lady Dior Handbag with Cannage Motif

Christian Dior

Lady Dior Handbag with Cannage Motif

What visuals transpire when thinking about the house of christian Dior ? Is it the soft shoulders, nip waist and entire skirts of the 1947 ‘ New Look ’ ? The bizarre overindulgence and ornamentation of Galliano-era Dior couture ? The iconic columba grey interior of the trade name ’ s Peter Marino-designed boutiques ? Or, is it the cannage convention that has become a symbolic motif for the house of Dior since its origin in the recently 1940s ?

Posted June 26th, 2018

By
Colby Mugrabi

Reading: Dior Cannage

Caning, an erstwhile fashion proficiency of weaving on a frame using rattan cane, foremost appeared on the seats and backs of chairs in the mid eighteenth century. The cosmetic motif soon became synonymous with furniture design throughout Western Europe during the reign of Louis XV, having appeared on sofa, armchairs and headboards .
 18th Century Cannage Chair, From Christian Dior's First Défilé, 1947

18th Century Cannage Chair

From Christian Dior’s First Défilé, 1947

closely two centuries later, Christian Dior debuted his inaugural collection for his namesake french couture house amongst a ocean of eighteenth century cannage chairs. Monsieur Dior, apparently enchanted by the furniture ’ mho design, began experimenting with the chair ’ s erstwhile fashion can technique, finally employing the pattern as a cosmetic motif for the brand ’ randomness “ Eau Fraîche ” perfume in 1953. In the years that followed, Dior ’ south predecessors returned to this theme much, incorporating the convention within the designs of dress, accessories and fine jewelry .

Christian Dior

Eau Fraiche, 1953

Christian Dior

Miss Dior, Diorama, 1953

Christian Dior

Miss Dior, Diorissimo, Diorama, 1962

Christian Dior

Diorama, 1966

Throughout the 1960s, creative director Marc Bohan developed a total of tweed and Op Art fabrics that took divine guidance from canning, while in the 1980s, Gianfranco Ferrè produced dresses and coats in a fabric that mirrored canning in a more literally vein. In 1994, the french house introduced their first Lady Dior bag, initially made of soft lambskin leather topstitched with the brand ’ s iconic Cannage theme .

Christian Dior by Marc Bohan, Op-Art Shifting Squares

Image by Richard Avedon for Harper’s Bazaar, September 1965

Christian Dior by Marc Bohan

Cannage Pattern, 1960s

Christian Dior by Gianfranco Ferrè

Cannage Pattern, 1980s

Christian Dior

Lady Dior Handbag, 1990s

Canning quickly became a outstanding architectural have within Dior ’ s international flagship boutiques, while in the early 2000s, creative conductor John Galliano reinterpreted this classical motif through a post-modern lens with the initiation of the brand ’ s initial traffic pattern, designed to resemble classic Dior displace through letters in plaza of lines .

Dior by John Galliano

Rasta Collection, Fall/Winter 2004

Dior by John Galliano

Rasta Collection, Fall/Winter 2004

Dior by John Galliano

Rasta Collection, Fall/Winter 2004

Dior By John Galliano

Rasta Collection, Fall/Winter 2004

In 2012 maestro jeweler Victoire de Castellane employed the practice as primary coil inhalation behind a collection of fine jewelry named ‘ My Dior ’ .

Christian Dior – My Dior

Jewelry Collection, 2012

Christian Dior – My Dior

Cannage Pattern Cuff Bracelet

interim, just days ago, Dior Homme ’ south new creative director Kim Jones, presented his first menswear collection for the french house, throughout which countless models carried down the catwalk translucent, cannage print lug bags and duffels ; some of which housed colorful, Dior-suited stuff animals produced in collaboration with iconic american street artist, KAWS .
 Dior Homme by Kim Jones, Spring/Summer 2019

Dior Homme by Kim Jones

Spring/Summer 2019

 Dior Homme by Kim Jones, Spring/Summer 2019

Dior Homme by Kim Jones

Spring/Summer 2019

 Dior Homme by Kim Jones, Spring/Summer 2019

Dior Homme by Kim Jones

Spring/Summer 2019

While monsieur Dior ’ s favored practice has been featured less prominently throughout the womenswear collections of architect Maria Grazia Chiuri, if Kim Jones ’ initial appearance is any indication, Dior ’ s iconic theme will be alive and thriving for many seasons to come .

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