Dior Celebrates a New Collaborative Project at Art Basel in Miami

Dior Celebrates a New Collaborative Project at Art Basel in Miami

The French fashion house brings its latest collaborations to the U.S.'s biggest art event of the year.

The French fashion house brings its latest collaborations to the U.S.'s biggest art event of the year.

Text: Nick Remsen

"I was happy to discover that Christian Dior wanted to start a gallery,” said the artist Matthew Porter last night at Dior’s Miami flagship. He was there for a celebration feting the launch of Lady Art, a collaborative project between the legendary house and seven disparate creatives in which each artist was tasked with reimagining Dior’s iconic Lady bag. Those tapped include Mat Collishaw, Ian Davenport, Daniel Gordon, Chris Martin, Jason Martin, Marc Quinn, and Porter.

The result is something of an art-and-fashion fan’s dreamscape: see Quinn’s photorealism of orchids in hyper-saturated tones, or Collishaw’s haunting moth motif. Davenport, known for his polychromatic linear aesthetic, said he wanted to do something “that kind of collapsed visually at the bottom of the bag,” given the Lady’s structured, boxy design. His colorful bars, rendered in metallic leather, pool and twist and bunch elegantly at the bag’s base.

A squad of big names turned out to support the event, too. Collishaw, Davenport, Jason Martin and Porter were all there, as were Petra Nemcova, Derek Blasberg, and Laura Love.

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