Centred on Christian Dior’s favourite colourway, the new Dior Rose Gold capsule collection is dedicated to the allure of the Middle East
According to Christian Dior’s The Little Dictionary of Fashion, “Every woman should have pink in her wardrobe.” To the couturier, the colour was a reflection of happiness and femininity — a soft, elegant shade that encapsulated the essence of the Dior woman.
Placed at the heart of the house’s new capsule collection, Christian Dior’s favoured rose spectrum is revisited through the eye of creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, in a collection dedicated to the cinematic landscape and rich culture of the Middle East.
Entitled Dior Rose Gold, the regionally exclusive capsule reveals ethereal tulle dresses in pale blush, sparkling mules inscribed with the name of the house’s founder, silky scarves in subtle shades of salmon, and rose-gold jewellery illuminated with Dior’s lucky star.
Iconic bag silhouettes — including the Lady Dior, 30 Montaigne and Dior Book Tote bags — are crafted in a shimmering metallic colourway and elevated by intricately embroidered beading which awlessly evokes the atelier’s meticulous savoir-faire.
Pale pinks are offset by hints of teal, silver and dark slate (another colour admired by Christian Dior himself), as pink and grey entwine in a masculine-meets-feminine palette. The colour combination nostalgically reflects Monsieur Dior’s childhood home in Granville, France — and the pearly desert sky, as the sun slips behind the dunes.
Captured for the first time in the serene surrounds of the UAE, the capsule is complemented by the traditional terracotta walls and sweeping sands that embody the charm of the Emirates — as French finesse effortlessly blends with the iridescent magic of Arabia.
Available at the Dior pop-up online store and in Dior boutiques throughout the Middle East from May 2020; Dior.com
- Photography by Mazen Abu Srour