Named in honour of Princess Diana, the 1995 Lady Dior bag is an epitome of the values and aesthetics of the fashion House. The bag turned into a proper couture legend when Maria Grazia Chiuri, the creative director at Dior, began inviting artists from across the world to stamp their distinct aesthetic on the classic design, thereby expanding the boundaries of wearable art. Now for the sixth edition of the Dior Lady Art Project, like every year, the fashion house has entrusted 12 prodigious artists with reinterpreting and transforming their iconic bag. Belonging to different parts of the globe, the artists reinterpret the icon, as they add a nuanced layer of their innovation and design. These expertly crafted pieces, the Dior says, forge a bridge between itself and the cultures of the world, through the combined prism of the imagination and exceptional savoirfaire. Two among these 12 are French painter Antonin Hako, and the brilliant conceptual artist and painter, Lina Iris Viktor.
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