DIOR UNVEILS DIOR ‘METAMORPHOSIS (CONCEALING AND REVEALING)’ DOCUMENTARY
Dior is unveiling a spellbinding behind-the-scenes documentary on the Dior cruise 2024 show entitled DIOR METAMORPHOSIS (Concealing and Revealing).
For this unique collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri invited curator Circe Henestrosa – an expert on Frida Kahlo and Mexican savoir-faire – to bring together artisans from different native groups. With such a vast and diverse territory, this country is home to numerous communities whose identity is shaped by their textile and sartorial traditions. From the design studio set up at the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, where the défilé took place, the film retraces the entire artistic process of the Creative Director of Dior women’s lines, a virtuoso conversation, and synergy of excellence, between the infinitely meticulous gestures of the Dior ateliers and the ancestral techniques of indigenous societies.
A dream journey that begins in the Oaxaca region, with the meeting of Remigio Mestas, a weaver by trade, who has supervised the making of four huipils. This incredible adventure continues in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, where Pedro Meza runs the association Sna Jolobil; he has thought up a gabán reinvented to evoke the contours of the emblematic Bar jacket. The captivating epic then extends to San Lucas Redención, Sans Pablo Tijaltepec, Tlaxiaco and Oaxaca, where Narcy Areli Morales oversees the production of an embroidery method known as pepenado fruncido. The final stop: Yolcentle, near Puebla, features a workshop co-founded by Hilan Cruz Cruz, where a series of embroidered shirts and dresses have been developed.
Such marvelously woven dialogues have given life to exceptional Dior silhouettes. More than ever before, these highlight the pluralistic beauty of long-established Mexican customs. A fascinating odyssey conceived as a collective score, this poetic ode to the magic of creation in all its forms can be discovered on the Dior YouTube channel.