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Step inside the contemporary Dior mind with ‘Dior Talks’, a series of podcasts aimed at bringing together both the people who directly shape the creative direction of the House and those whose artistic, cultural or intellectual impact influence its narrative. The sixth series, ‘Feminism’, focuses on the women who have inspired Maria Grazia Chiuri, both professionally and personally, and who have been involved in the bold collaborations with the House that the Creative Director of Women’s collections has orchestrated and championed since her arrival in 2016. These podcasts provide a stimulating outlet for the voices of these influential and empowered figures, who talk openly and honestly about their lives, their motivations, the challenges they’ve overcome and their hopes for the future. The series is hosted by Justine Picardie, the London-based journalist and biographer.

Step inside the contemporary Dior mind with ‘Dior Talks’, a series of podcasts aimed at bringing together both the people who directly shape the creative direction of the House and those whose artistic, cultural or intellectual impact influence its narrative. The sixth series, ‘Feminism’, focuses on the women who have inspired Maria Grazia Chiuri, both professionally and personally, and who have been involved in the bold collaborations with the House that the Creative Director of Women’s collections has orchestrated and championed since her arrival in 2016. These podcasts provide a stimulating outlet for the voices of these influential and empowered figures, who talk openly and honestly about their lives, their motivations, the challenges they’ve overcome and their hopes for the future. The series is hosted by Justine Picardie, the London-based journalist and biographer.

Location:

France

Description:

Step inside the contemporary Dior mind with ‘Dior Talks’, a series of podcasts aimed at bringing together both the people who directly shape the creative direction of the House and those whose artistic, cultural or intellectual impact influence its narrative. The sixth series, ‘Feminism’, focuses on the women who have inspired Maria Grazia Chiuri, both professionally and personally, and who have been involved in the bold collaborations with the House that the Creative Director of Women’s collections has orchestrated and championed since her arrival in 2016. These podcasts provide a stimulating outlet for the voices of these influential and empowered figures, who talk openly and honestly about their lives, their motivations, the challenges they’ve overcome and their hopes for the future. The series is hosted by Justine Picardie, the London-based journalist and biographer.

Language:

English

Contact:

0661223235


Episodes

[Heritage] Maria Grazia Chiuri and Justine Picardie unpick the multilayered heritage of Dior to reveal some surprising synchronicities

10/11/2021
This latest episode in the ‘Dior Talks’ podcast series broaches the topic of heritage. In it biographer and journalist Justine Picardie speaks with Maria Grazia Chiuri, Creative Director of Dior women’s collections, about the parallels between Monsieur Dior’s burst of creativity brought on by his emergence from the trauma and privations of war and the moment in history through which the world is currently living. The importance of the founding couturier’s relationship with his younger...

Duration:00:16:19

[Feminism] Justine Picardie talks to Dior’s very own Creative Director of Women’s collections Maria Grazia Chiuri & her daughter Rachele

9/20/2021
Welcome to ‘Feminism’, the new series of ‘Dior Talks’ podcasts, hosted by Justine Picardie. ‘Dior Talks’ creates fascinating spaces for expression, exploring the imaginations and discourses of the artists and thinkers who influence Maria Grazia Chiuri. ‘Feminism’ engages in dialogue with the women who have inspired the Creative Director of Women’s collections and taken part in bold, empowering collaborations with the House. An exceptional roster of guests shares the magic of their thinking...

Duration:00:30:41

[Feminism] Felicity Jones talks about acting, gender politics and her rejection of all-male environments

8/30/2021
Welcome to ‘Feminism’, the latest series of ‘Dior Talks’ podcasts, hosted by Justine Picardie. ‘Dior Talks’ creates fascinating spaces for expression, exploring the imaginations and discourses of the artists and thinkers who influence Maria Grazia Chiuri. ‘Feminism’ engages in dialogue with the women who have inspired the Creative Director of Women’s collections and taken part in bold, empowering collaborations with the House. An exceptional roster of guests shares the magic of their...

Duration:00:25:22

[Feminist Art] Katy Hessel talks to artist Eva Jospin, responsible for the huge embroidered work at the most recent haute couture show

8/10/2021
Welcome to this 11th episode of the Dior Talks podcast ‘Feminist Art’. This series explores the connections between Creative Director of Women’s collections Maria Grazia Chiuri, and contemporary women artists and curators. In this episode, series host Katy Hessel, a London-based curator, writer and art historian, speaks with Eva Jospin, the French artist whose monumental embroidered work lined the walls of the show space at the Musée Rodin for the Autumn-Winter 2021-2022 haute couture...

Duration:00:37:13

[Feminist Art] Katy Hessel talks to musical artist Ioanna Gika who performed at the Cruise 2022 show in Athens, Greece

6/21/2021
Welcome to this 10th episode of the Dior Talks podcast ‘Feminist Art’. This series explores the connections between Creative Director of Women’s collections Maria Grazia Chiuri, and contemporary women artists and curators. In this episode, series host Katy Hessel, a London-based curator, writer and art-historian, speaks with musical artist Ioanna Gika, the Greek-American musical artist who performed at the Cruise 2022 show held in Athens, on the evening of June 17, 2021. Ioanna Gika was...

Duration:00:37:10

[Feminism] Eleonora Abbagnato, star of international ballet & regular collaborator with Dior, discusses feminism & childhood dreams of dance

3/25/2021
Welcome to ‘Feminism’, the new series of ‘Dior Talks’ podcasts, hosted by Justine Picardie. ‘Dior Talks’ creates fascinating spaces for expression, exploring the imaginations and discourses of the artists and thinkers who influence Maria Grazia Chiuri. ‘Feminism’ engages in dialogue with the women who have inspired the Creative Director of Women’s collections and taken part in bold, empowering collaborations with the House. An exceptional roster of guests shares the magic of their thinking...

Duration:00:28:26

[Feminism] Robin Morgan, the poet, author & a key figure in the American women’s movement, talks time, progress and her extraordinary career

3/18/2021
Welcome to ‘Feminism’, the new series of ‘Dior Talks’ podcasts, hosted by Justine Picardie. ‘Dior Talks’ creates fascinating spaces for expression, exploring the imaginations and discourses of the artists and thinkers who influence Maria Grazia Chiuri. ‘Feminism’ engages in dialogue with the women who have inspired the Creative Director of Women’s collections and taken part in bold, empowering collaborations with the House. An exceptional roster of guests shares the magic of their thinking...

Duration:00:32:30

[Feminism] Sharon Eyal, the singular dancer and choreographer, talks to Justine Picardie about her passions, inspirations and career

3/11/2021
Welcome to ‘Feminism’, the new series of ‘Dior Talks’ podcasts, hosted by Justine Picardie. ‘Dior Talks’ creates fascinating spaces for expression, exploring the imaginations and discourses of the artists and thinkers who influence Maria Grazia Chiuri. ‘Feminism’ engages in dialogue with the women who have inspired the Creative Director of Women’s collections and taken part in bold, empowering collaborations with the House. An exceptional roster of guests shares the magic of their thinking...

Duration:00:29:12

[Lady Art] Discover Song Dong’s Window Bag into the Soul for Dior Lady Art

2/25/2021
Welcome to the Dior Talks series themed around the 5th edition of Dior Lady Art and hosted by Paris-based journalist Katya Foreman. For this year’s event, ten artists and collectives from around the world have participated in a game of metamorphosis by rendering the iconic Lady Dior handbag as a unique piece of art. Today’s guest, the Chinese artist Song Dong, is known for works that reflect on memories that are intrinsic to everyday objects, and the emotions we project on them. One example...

Duration:00:21:56

[Lady Art] Olga Titus on Creating an “Emotional Community” Around the Lady Dior Bag

2/18/2021
Welcome to the Dior Talks series themed around the 5th edition of Dior Lady Art and hosted by Paris-based journalist Katya Foreman. For this year’s event, ten artists and collectives from around the world have participated in a game of metamorphosis by rendering the iconic Lady Dior handbag as a unique piece of art. Trans-culturalism, identity and spirituality are key sources of inspiration for our latest guest on the series, Olga Titus. For her reinterpretation of the iconic bag, the...

Duration:00:24:50

[Lady Art] Mai-Thu Perret on Exploring the Chamaeleon Qualities of the Lady Dior

2/11/2021
Welcome to the Dior Talks series themed around the 5th edition of Dior Lady Art and hosted by Paris-based journalist Katya Foreman. For this year’s event, ten artists and collectives from around the world have participated in a game of metamorphosis by rendering the iconic Lady Dior handbag as a unique piece of art. Reinventing tradition and questioning modernity is a creative signature for our latest guest, the multidisciplinary Swiss artist Mai-Thu Perret whose sources of inspiration...

Duration:00:21:41

[Lady Art] Claire Tabouret on Exploring Wearable Art with the Lady Dior

2/4/2021
Welcome to the Dior Talks series themed around the 5th edition of Dior Lady Art and hosted by Paris-based journalist Katya Foreman. Ten artists and collectives from around the world have participated in a game of metamorphosis by rendering the iconic Lady Dior handbag as a unique piece of art. In our latest episode, LA-based French painter Claire Tabouret discusses exploring a new territory of creation within the constraints of the bag’s frame through her captivating hallmark fusion of...

Duration:00:29:48

[Lady Art] Bharti Kher on Adapting her Feminist, Bindi-Themed Universe to the Lady Dior

1/28/2021
Welcome to the Dior Talks series themed around the 5th edition of Dior Lady Art and hosted by Paris-based journalist Katya Foreman. For this year’s event, ten artists and collectives from around the world have participated in a game of metamorphosis by rendering the iconic Lady Dior handbag as a unique piece of art. Today’s guest, Delhi-based feminist artist Bharti Kher, discusses the symbolism of the bindi, an emblem of the third eye and the common thread in her creative universe, and...

Duration:00:25:42

[Lady Art] Recycle Group’s Georgy Kuznetsov and Andrey Blokhin Talk Hacking Reality for Dior Lady Art

1/21/2021
Welcome to the Dior Talks series themed around the 5th edition of Dior Lady Art and hosted by Paris-based journalist Katya Foreman. For this year’s event, ten artists and collectives from around the world have participated in a game of metamorphosis by rendering the iconic Lady Dior handbag as a unique piece of art. “Hacking reality” is the motto of Recycle Group’s Georgy Kuznetsov and Andrey Blokhin, who in this episode discuss transposing the Lady Dior into the digital era. The Russian...

Duration:00:31:07

[Lady Art] Chris Soal on Combining the Haute and the Humble for Dior Lady Art

1/14/2021
Welcome to the Dior Talks series themed around the 5th edition of Dior Lady Art and hosted by Paris-based journalist Katya Foreman. For this year’s event, ten artists and collectives from around the world have participated in a game of metamorphosis by rendering the iconic Lady Dior handbag as a unique piece of art. Sharing the mic in our latest episode is the artist Chris Soal, an emerging talent who was born in 1994, the year the Lady Dior was created. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa,...

Duration:00:33:07

[Lady Art] Gisela Colon Talks Taking the Lady Dior to the Moon

1/7/2021
Welcome to the Dior Talks series themed around the 5th edition of Dior Lady Art and hosted by Paris-based journalist Katya Foreman. For this year’s event, ten artists and collectives from around the world have participated in a game of metamorphosis by rendering the iconic Lady Dior handbag as a unique piece of art. Joining us on the podcast today is Gisela Colon, whose creative universe and spark comes from tapping into different geographic locations, from Puerto Rico, where she grew up,...

Duration:00:28:58

[Lady Art] Joël Andrianomearisoa on Materializing Emotion Through Art and Getting Lost in the Lady Dior Labyrinth

12/17/2020
“This bag is an emotion, Dior is an emotion for me,” says Joël Andrianomearisoa, the latest guest on the Dior Talks series themed around the 5th edition of Dior Lady Art and hosted by Paris-based journalist Katya Foreman. Delving into the concepts and processes behind his layered, tactile creations for the project, the Malagasy artist discusses the challenges of condensing his universe in the Lady Dior bag. Entitled the Lady Dior Labyrinth, Joël’s reinterpretation of the iconic handbag is...

Duration:00:30:02

[Lady Art] Judy Chicago Talks Metamorphosing the ‘Lady Dior’, Fashion as a Vehicle for Empowerment, and What She Keeps in Her Handbag

12/10/2020
Welcome to the first episode of the new Dior Talks series, themed around the 5th edition of Dior Lady Art and hosted by Paris-based journalist Katya Foreman. Ten artists and collectives from around the world have participated in a game of metamorphosis by rendering the iconic Lady Dior handbag as a unique piece of art. Our first guest is friend of the House, Judy Chicago, a founder of the American feminist art movement who already collaborated with Dior on the installation “The Female...

Duration:00:30:38

[Lady Art] The New Dior Lady Art Dior Talks Podcast Series and the Legacy of the Lady Dior

12/3/2020
Welcome to the new series Dior Talks, themed around the 5th edition of Dior Lady Art. In this introductory episode, we’re going back in time to share how the Lady Dior saga began, with a brief history of the icon. Before meeting this year’s artists, we invite you to (re)discover the legacy of the Lady Dior, the quintessence of the Dior spirit. All icons have an extraordinary backstory, and the Lady Dior is no exception. A timeless icon and a celebration of multifaceted femininity, the Lady...

Duration:00:05:39

[Lady Art Teaser] Introducing the Dior Talks Dior Lady Art Podcast Series

12/3/2020
In this teaser for the new Dior Talks series about the 5th edition of Dior Lady Art, host Katya Foreman introduces the ten contemporary artists and collectives who, in the weeks to come, will share their personal experience of transforming the Lady Dior handbag, one of the most visible icons of the House of Dior. Discover The Dior Lady Art 5th Edition : https://youtu.be/yv3B2gR48eU

Duration:00:01:05