Prior to becoming a couturier, Christian Dior was actually a gallerist in Paris, making this first-time collaboration between Berlin-based artist Anselm Reyle and the House of Dior a rich one, joining the art world and vision of Dior Deputy General Manager, Delphine Arnault. With the freedom to create a collection of accessories for Dior, Reyle played with colors and bold, freestyle interpretations. “I loved working on the Lady Dior handbag. Most of my work builds on objects that already exist, which I then transform. I applied the same philosophy,” said Reyle. As for the characteristic Lady Dior Charms, they are accompanied by colored triangles, the artist’s graphic signature. With contrasting topstitching against bright metallics, this collection is as lively and exciting as the pop-up store that will debut in Miami Nov 28th – Dec 10th at the Miami Design District and will be sold in select Dior stores globally beginning on January 7 through the end of March. Miami Design District, 191 NE 40th Street, Unit 101, (800) 929-DIOR.
For more on the Best of Basel, check out Haute Living’s What’s Haute: Guide to art Basel 2011