IN keeping with the initiatives set up by a multitude of fashion houses to keep their audiences entertained, Dior has launched a series of podcasts titled Dior Talks. This audio-based project is centred around bringing those that influence the creative direction of the French house and those whose artistic, cultural or intellectual trait impacts the narrative of Dior today. Entitled Feminist Art, the podcast series is keeping in line with Maria Grazia Chiuri’s vision of Dior – a brand for the contemporary, strong woman.
Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior Talks
The series started with the creative director of the brand, Maria Grazia Chiuri and has thus far already featured the world-renowned artist Tracey Emin and writer Judy Chicago. The latest episode of Dior Talks sees curator and writer Katy Hessel in conversation with the Italian feminist Tomaso Binga.
Making the decision to be known by a male pseudonym of her real name Bianca Menna, Binga parodies the privileges preserved for men. She collaborated with Dior for their autumn-winter 2019 show, creating the backdrop to the collection, using her own body as a template with statements such as revolt, victory and impunity placed inside. Binga and Hessel discuss her career journey and her collaboration with Chiuri for Dior.
by Imogen Clark