From Paris to Granville –the birthplace of Monsieur Dior –to Charleston*, England, where artist Duncan Grant worked and lived, the Dior Summer 2023 men’s line invites us on a fascinating journey through space and time, where the arts intersect. The silhouettes by Kim Jones, born of this unprecedented dialogue, are highlighted in a series of photographs with an infinitely poetic, bucolic feel.

Echoing the show’s scenography –a dreamlike meander from the Normandy coast to the Sussex countryside –the pictures reveal an enchanting setting that evokes both the avant-garde imagination of the Bloomsbury Group and the founding-couturier’s passion for nature. In a profusion of wildflowers –reminiscent of the luxuriant style of English gardens –the looks combine the rigor of tailoring with the functionality of outdoor wear. The iconic Oblique Suit is reinvented in a casual version, embellished with a button placket, or completed with a detachable lapel revisiting the sleeves. Exalting the connection between art and fashion, Duncan Grant’s work inspires new forms of elegance and is featured on sportswear pieces.