Dior’s Gardens

Another bit of history from Dior. He called this stunningly beautiful (I want one) coat, Tuileries.

As French as the formal Tuileries gardens. A very strong silhouette.

The Met people in their Dioresque book reckon it recalls Stendhal and Dumas. The combination of red and black and the Three Musketeers shape. I like their thinking.

The title of Stendahl’s novel Red and Black represents the contrasting uniforms of the Army and the Church and I think this coat has a bit of an ecclesiastical feel about it. Makes me want to re read the novel.

| Christian Dior, Tuileries day coat, 1953, black and red wool |

Julia Ritson

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s