One of the most iconic items in fashion, the Dior Bar Jacket celebrates its 73rd anniversary today.
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First imagined in 1947 by Christian Dior this elegance piece embodies everything the Haute Couture house stands for.
Its understated elegance and clean lines have been reinterpreted in numerous colours and patterns throughout the last seven decades but the the Bar jacket remains a timeless classic and has been the staple piece in millions of women’s wardrobes for generations.
Recognisable for its clinched waist, soft shoulders, hip-accentuating basque and open neckline the Bar Jacket embodies the House’s finest savoir-faire. Over the years Dior’s Creative Directors have reimagined the shape in their own style and have ensured that its elegance and instantly recognisable image are still a crucial part of the collections.
In honour of this celebration Dior’s Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri has created a one-of-a-kind creation that required hours of work to create an architectural work of art. The many steps of pattern-making, cutting and assembly needed to create this special piece can be seen in the video below.