The stellar theme: “My interest in ancient Egypt is related to the stars and the sky” said Kim Jones. The star was always part of the lucky charms worn by the notoriously superstitious Christian Dior. Could he have imagined, in his wildest dreams, a fashion show under the most esoteric sky in the world? The constellations are reflected in the prints and jacquard where we deciphered both Star Wars scenes and a secret held by the Pyramids.
Handicrafts, both traditional and sci-fi: The collection presented papyrus braiding, notably on backpacks and belts. A multi-millennial technique, one used in mummification, which rubbed shoulders with 3D printed armor in the “cannage” pattern. Tunics were cut in a sublime technical print from photos taken by NASA of a perspective that embraces the space between the closest star in our galaxy and the farthest. No doubt they are already extinct, but in something that shines so bright, how can we not see Christian Dior’s star?