The Oblique Canvas By Dior: A Sign of Desire

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The Oblique Canvas By Dior: A Sign of  Desire

An oblique canvas designed in 1967, has become one of the most sought-after this year. The Dior oblique canvas is a luxury and pop icon.

The Oblique Canvas and Marc Bohan

The designer at the head of the creation of the house of Dior for three decades was certainly a little less popular than Yves Saint Laurent or John Galliano, but the fact remains behind one of the most iconic paintings in the galaxy.

It was he who, in 1967, drew from the archives of the Dior house this canvas event. The oblique canvas takes its name from the collection of the same name, designed by Christian Dior for the Fall/Winter 1950-1951. But it only appeared in stores in 1969, during the Spring/Summer collection.

It was he who, in 1967, drew from the archives of the Dior house this canvas event. The oblique canvas takes its name from the collection of the same name, designed by Christian Dior for the Fall/Winter 1950-1951. But it only appeared in stores in 1969, during the Spring/Summer collection.

The Oblique Canvas: The Popular Icon

If it remained a few years aside in the drawers of the house, it is John Galliano who would have definitively introduced it into the world of pop culture. In reversing the scale of the values ​​of the house, he printed everything on the Oblique canvas, on pieces in accordance with the time.

In the 2000s, it was everywhere – on suggestive advertisements, on the icon – the Saddle Bag, MTV clipped it on the legs of starlets of the time. The Oblique canvas reached the height of its notoriety on this advertisement Spring/Summer 2000 with Gisèle Bundchen.

Following, Maria Grazia Chuiri and Kim Jones were the ones who updated this emblematic print. The artistic director of the house did not hesitate to print on other icons – the Saddle Bag, but also the new Book Tote.

Kim Jones made it a key element of his streetwear couture – affixed by touch on sneakers or all-over on bags and suits, the Oblique canvas is again in the firmament of desire.

Symbol of craftsmanship constantly in keeping up with the times, the Oblique Dior canvas goes hand in hand with an obsession with Dior codes. Codes that, like Montaigne gray, caning and leopard, still have a lot to contribute to contemporary fashion.