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In collaboration with Dior’s creative director, Kim Jones, the presentation of the house’s track featured sculptures and scenarios designed by Arsham. Also presented was the track that was co-designed by the artist.
Arsham said (in an interview with WWD): “One of the things that has been great about working with Kim is really his deference to my work, and thinking about ways to stay true to him. I want the audience to really experience what they can do in an exhibition “.
Under the leadership of Kim Jones, Dior has built a name for itself in collaboration with artists such as KAWS, Hajime Sorayama and Raymond Pettibon. With the contribution of Daniel Arsham, the ensemble will appear to have been discovered from a fictional archaeological site, referring to many of the designer’s works. Dior will welcome guests in a room inspired by the Christian Dior office, which will be filled with Relics of the Future. Guests will have access to the long-awaited parade thanks to their invitation inspired by Future Relic, designed by Daniel Arsham, which republishes Christian Dior’s original biography of 1951 as a leather cover.
Arsham told WWD: “It is not based on any specific space. It is a kind of merger of the studio in Paris, his home in the south of France, and then detailed photos of a particular image of him on the phone, making drawings or writing notes on his (…) We sort of removed these different elements, and some of the objects that I actually created as I, in art, worked on one of my cast pieces. These works also form a signature element within the collection, one being a clock that is still physically there, in the Paris studio “.
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