Fashion / Feature

A reimagining – Dior’s iconic Bar Jacket returns

An architectural form that has stood the test of time. A reinvention of the iconic Dior Bar Jacket for Autumn Winter 20 by Maria Grazia Chiuri.

An eternal symbol of the revolution of the “New Look”. An icon, a legend. The Bar Jacket sealed Christian Dior’s success in 1947, after appearing in his first Haute Couture collection. The hourglass figure has renewed its timeless essence, season after season with various Creative and Artistic Directors reinterpreting the stylistic emblem of the luxury Maison.

 

 

For the Autumn Winter 2020-21 collection show, the timeless Bar Jacket was revisited by Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri. The first look to open the show, a welcomed surprise of a new knit version became the key piece of the season. This incredible reinterpretation took four prototypes to accurately develop and create the volume and cut – a presenting challenge for the House’s ateliers.

A true object of desire, the new knit version combines the elegance of the original, with the freedom of comfort and movement. An elevated casual style that you are immediately drawn to feel and touch. A masterful creation that creates shape and form with knitwear.

I had the pleasure of seeing this iconic piece in real time, with my first immediate thought being, this would be the chicest and most heavenly plane jacket to ever live. To wear with sleek black knitted pants and a long sleeve cashmere tee. The ultimate in luxury and basically pure fantasy world. For now, I will stick to my low-key tracksuits, along with the hopes of when international travel will resume again in Australia, one can only dream of an outfit such as this to a destination unknown.

 

Photography Natalie Petrevski.

 

The Bar Jacket is an investment piece for your wardrobe you won’t ever regret. That perfect blazer I’m always searching for. It’s no wonder this legendary icon has stood the test of time after all these years and there are many styles available online. This Black and White Wool Canvas Yarn version is the perfect fitted accompaniment to wear with my blue relaxed ‘mom’ jeans, boxy white tee and combat boots. Or for some vintage nostalgia, this pre-owned bow embroidered style is a sweet springtime layer to pair with a sensual black slip dress and kitten heels.

An ode to sensuality and desire. The Dior Bar Jacket will forever transcend fashions and generations to come.

 

 

You can preview (or shop) the newest iconic Bar Jacket at the new Dior seasonal boutique located at 345 George Street, Sydney CBD.

The sophisticated shopping experience is a reflection of the legendary elegance and timeless modernity of the world of Dior and also houses the complete women's and men's universes, from ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes and accessories.

For more on Christian Dior, be sure to watch the mesmerising making of the Tie & Dior jewellery collection. And don't miss the incredible Cruise 2021 collection show live streamed from Lecce, Italy.

 

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