"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet," proclaims Juliet Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, applicable to the simplicity of a Dior garment instantly identifiable as Dior through the attention to detail and intricacies attached to every piece. One knows Dior regardless of labels emblazoned across jackets, shoes or handbags. It is a brand synonymous with the crux of femininity, yet never afraid to experiment with themes of strength and physicality. Modelled by Pei Pei Tang, styled by Natalie Wansbrough-Jones and photographed by Alex Bramall, it is the focus in Poison Petal.
CHRISTIAN DIOR jacket and bag; stylist’s own tights (worn throughout).
Left: CHRISTIAN DIOR bodysuit, shoes, bag and earrings; stylist’s own socks (worn throughout). Right: CHRISTIAN DIOR dress, earrings and necklace.
The Dior Caro bag was created in homage to Catherine Dior, sister of founder Christian Dior, affectionately known as Caro to those closest to her. Steeped in house history, it is a blend of modernity with timeless elegance, distinguishable through the quilt-effect Macrocannage stitching; the essential quilting stage of production requires more than 18,000 stitches per bag. It is a piece of wearable art, Maria Grazia-Chiuri tapping into the essence of the Dior brand.
Left: CHRISTIAN DIOR coat. Right: CHRISTIAN DIOR jacket, shorts, earrings and necklace.
CHRISTIAN DIOR jacket, pants, shoes.
CHRISTIAN DIOR shirt, skirt, shoes, necklace and bracelet.
Left: CHRISTIAN DIOR top, skirt, shoes and earrings. Right: CHRISTIAN DIOR dress, bags and earrings.