First it was Hermès, now it’s Dior. The luxury French fashion house has officially landed in the podcast game.
Titled Dior Talks, the podcast is the first digital venture for the fashion house—which has previously dabbled into everything from art, and of course, pop-up cafes. The show is to be hosted by writer Katy Hessel who is behind Instagram account and podcast ‘The Great Women Artists’ (which highlights female artists from around the globe).
The London-based writer, curator, and art historian will see delve into the world of Dior. The first step? Delving deep into Maria Grazia’s approach to fashion and art.
The first episode sees Hessel and Maria Grazia chatting, whilst the second features Judy Chicago, the feminist artist behind the famed installation The Dinner Party (which was comprised of 39 place settings on a triangular table to accommodate 39 mythical and historic women).
Featuring Chicago outlines one of the key aims of the podcast, which alongside highlighting what shapes the creative direction of Dior, is putting the spotlight on people whose creative, cultural or intellectual works influence the house’s narrative.
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Dior is launching a new series of podcasts with this interview by Katy Hessel, an art historian in the UK who runs @TheGreatWomenArtists Instagram. She caught up with me just before the "Female Divine" – my collaboration with @MariaGraziaChiuri and @Dior – premiered in Paris. Link to podcast in bio: #DiorTalks #EverydayisWomensDay #JudyChicago #Salon94 #JessicaSilvermanGallery #Dior #MariaGraziaChiuri #KatyHessel #TheGreatWomenArtists #JeffreyDeitch #Feminist #InternationalWomensDay #IWD #IWD2020 #TheFemaleDivine #feminist #DiorCouture
In the episode, Hessel speaks with Chicago, who collaborated with Maria Grazia Chiuri on the Dior Spring-Summer 2020 haute couture show, about the house’s connection with art, particularly female artists.