Dior unveils new episode of Dior Talks featuring artist Penny Slinger

TO LIGHTEN the mood at this time of confinement, Dior unveils a new episode of Dior Talks featuring Penny Slinger, a British-born, Californian-based artist, who speaks to host Katy Hessel about her career and recent collaborations with Dior.

Dior Talks with Penny Slinger

Exclusively for the Dior AW19 Haute Couture show, Slinger designed a unique gilded doll’s house as a mystical yet pertinent work of wearable apparel, based on the form of the iconic Dior hôtel particulier at 30 Avenue Montaigne. Slinger was inspired by the pulse and the spirit of each room, by each step on the famous staircase, which, for the show, she transformed and transported to her own surreal universe.

This bewitching scenography, which celebrates the Dior heritage, the strength of natural elements, and the diversity and uniqueness of women, subtly references her organic and resolutely feminist output. These powerful collages call out and question everything from archetypes and appearances to symbolism and desire – resulting in a wealth of captivating subjects discussed in this podcast.

This fascinating oral odyssey represents a moment of much-needed escapism and stimulation.

by Rhiannon Jenkins


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