Welcome to the Dior Talks series themed around the sixth edition of Dior Lady Art and hosted by Paris-based journalist Katya Foreman. For this year’s event, 12 artists from around the world have participated in a game of metamorphosis by rendering the iconic Lady Dior handbag as a unique piece of art.
Playfully blurring fashion and art through his vivid and joyful artistic lens, German artist Leonhard Hurzlmeier adorns the Lady Dior with a female face, while the inside of the bag holds her brain. A second version reveals a rain cloud that turns into a shimmering sun, while on a third bag a sequin-embroidered mermaid’s tail vanishes between the front and back of the creation, like a metaphor for an enchanted odyssey.
The artist’s brightly colored pieces play with shapes and curves notably to present a pluralistic femininity ... and not without a certain derision. Provocative and ambiguous but always humorous, his portraits are a panorama of current debates on identity and gender.
Tune in to this episode to learn more about Hurzlmeier’s world and his experience collaborating on the Dior Lady Art project, transposing his works onto a 3D space.