French luxury label Dior as led by Kim Jones expands on its spring 2020 collaborative effort with designer Daniel Arsham with the reveal of limited edition collection of sculpted items paying tribute to the label’s storied history.
Describing the effort, Dior press reads, “For his summer 2020 fashion show, Kim Jones, the artistic director of Dior men’s collections, invited Daniel Arsham to create scenography featuring fascinating monolithic sculptures spelling out the word ‘D.I.O.R.’ A true ‘archaeologist of the future,’ the New York-based American artist has built his work at the intersection of disciplines, initiating captivating dialogues between architecture and design, history and contemporary art.”
Titled “Future Relics,” the capsule includes a white sculpted version of the word Dior and Je Suis Couturier, a book published in 1951 by label founder Christian Dior. Reflecting Arsham’s prior efforts with the label, both items are detailed with eroded surfaces revealing quartz crystals. This collaboration marks the first time Dior has created collectible objects.
Produced by Studio Arsham in New York, each piece is numbered and offered in limited quantities. Priced at $9,500 for the eroded Dior letters and book, each item will be packed in a wooden crate detailed with the Dior logo along with an hourglass.
If you’re interested in Dior x Arsham’s limited editon offerings, visit dior.com for a list of stores carrying the items.
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The Dior legacy provides the focus for artist @DanielArsham as he expands upon his initial collaboration on the #DiorSummer20 show and collection by @MrKimJones. Termed ‘Future Relics’, the letters spelling the House’s name and a book written by Monsieur Dior himself are revisited and reinvented in the form of sculptures studded with quartz crystals, their eroded surfaces an evocation of the passing of time. Available in strictly limited and numbered editions, and produced by Studio Arsham in New York, please contact your local Dior boutique for ordering inquiries and further information.