Luxury house DIOR and its creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri teamed up with 2019 LVMH Prize winner for Young Fashion Creators Thebe Magugu to support CTAOP – The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (created and championed by House ambassador Charlize Theron). Created in 2007, CTAOP aims to support the health, education, and safety of Southern African youth. Designer Thebe Magugu was invited by Maria Grazia Chiuri to reimagine the brand’s iconic New Look through his own contemporary feminist vision. The collaboration established a dialogue between both brand’s studios and ateliers, Paris and Johannesburg.
“A cotton t-shirt, entirely produced in South Africa, displays the design of two female profiles holding hands – a powerful symbol of sisterhood – that can also be admired, in bright yellow, on the essential Diorcamp, aswell as on a silk twill scarf featuring mesmerizing graphics constellated with the Dior signature. The emblematic Dior Book Tote is adorned with the same “manifesto-as-a-seal” in a large format that seems to melt into the deep blue of the irresistible. Dior Oblique fabric, the fruit of the House’s expertise. Echoing this, a matching bob, adorned with two drawstrings – distinctive features of the young designer’s creations – completes this hyper-modern, hybrid silhouette. It is elevated by an enchanting, feather-light tulle skirt, with pleats underlining symmetrical effects. In celebration of this collaboration, a donation has been made to CTAOP on behalf of Dior.” – from Dior
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