If you’re looking for an investment piece, a good jacket with impeccable tailoring will go a long way. Throw it on, and you can transform your look in an instant. A good jacket is timeless and classic—qualities which Dior Bar jacket perfectly encapsulates. This iconic piece might be just what you need to have in your wardrobe.
Dior New Look: Feminine Silhouette
Fans of Dior and those interested in fashion would have heard of the Dior New Look. Cinched waist, soft shoulders and basques to accentuate the hips; this is a silhouette that celebrates feminine elegance. First realised in 1947, the New Look revolution breaks away from the rigidity of WW2 attire. The Maison’s Bar jacket also embodies the essence of post-war femininity.
Unlike other iconic jackets, such as the more masculine YSL’s Le Smoking, Dior’s Bar jacket celebrates the sensuality and voluptuous elegance of the woman’s body. The Bar jacket is another classic look that can be passed down from generation to generation. Traversing time, the jacket has been immortalised through muses and the eyes of photographers. From Willy Maywald’s photography of the jacket on the Seine to Marion Cotillard’s stills by Jean-Baptiste Mondino, the Bar jacket has always been part of the Dior’s legacy.
A Modern Take
Indeed, this architectural design has been revisited by many of Dior’s Artistic Directors over time. Through the eyes of Maria Grazia Chiuri, it finds itself reinterpreted and presented once again in ’30 Montaigne’, the Maison’s permanent collection. Keeping up with the times, the Bar jacket was also interpreted with coloured collages, crochet and Caribbean embroidery techniques in silk and hand-woven raffia when Maria Grazia Chiuri collaborated with Grace Wales Bonner and Mickalene Thomas for the 2020 Cruise collection.
Investing in a classic piece will never go amiss, and Dior’s Bar jacket is one of those designs you can cherish and keep for many years to come.
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