The idea that fashion is art — and vice versa — has been debated for eons. Some designers and visionaries will tell you fashion is made to be used, to function, thus disqualifying it from being art. And some will tell you that fashion is wearable art. No matter which side you fall on, you can always win an argument by settling on the fact that (most) fashion is meant to be digested (and enjoyed) on a cerebral level. And it’s a conversation Dior’s artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri is tackling with the French fashion house’s latest art project: Dior Lady Art #3.

Everybody knows the Lady Dior bag, right? Well, it’s one of the most iconic handbags ever, thanks in part to noted carrier Princess Diana, and is one of the few pieces designed by Christian Dior himself still sold today. For the third time, Dior has collaborated with a team of artists to put their own spins on the luxurious tote. But for the first time, Chiuri and company have compiled a female-only cast of 11 artists from all over the world to interpret the bag: Olga De Amaral of Colombia, Polly Apfelbaum of the U.S., Burçak Bingöl …read more


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