The Lady Dior bag gets a Monet inspired makeover

Artist Jia Lee shares how she reinterpreted the Lady Dior bag
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The Lady Dior bag gets a Monet inspired makeover

In a game of metamorphosis, 11 artists have completely reimagined the timeless Lady Dior bag in the fourth edition of Dior Lady Art.

Like the woman who wears it, the classic piece continues to reinvent, reimagine and reassert itself as an emblem of beauty: inherently refined, self-assured and with a transgenerational attitude.

Grazia Middle East travelled from India to South America and Korea to London in pursuit of four of this year’s most visionary masterpieces, including Korean painter, Jia Lee's interpretation.  

Jia Lee

Inspired by some of the great figures of Impressionism – Monet, Matisse and Cézanne – Korean painter Jia Lee uses her Lady Dior to create spellbinding gardens (just as the original Christian Dior did through his Haute Couture collections). Taking her cue from her own painting Girl On A Walk, Lee invites us to rediscover the world, and marvel at it, via intricate embellished flowers which depict an almost real freshness (even when rendered in leather). 

Sumptuous daffodils, beaded with frost, stand out against a reinterpretation of the iconic Dior oblique canvas. Meanwhile, magnificently detailed roses in finely embroidered fabrics blossom gently in an enchanting vision that could be mistaken for spring in motion, and dainty Dior calligraphy runs across a white canvas like a sweet symphony on a summer’s day.

Pictures: Kim Yoon Woo