Dior's bonds with Japan began in 1959, when Empress Michiko commissioned Monsieur Dior himself to create 3 dresses for her civil wedding. The Dior-Japan relationship was further cemented when the other Creative Directors that followed, including John Galliano, and Raf Simons, infused distinctly Japanese influences into their collection.
This week, Dior is hosting several events in Tokyo beginning with Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2017 show will kick off the slew of events tomorrow, with the addition of several new looks designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri specifically for the occasion. The Dior Homme Fall 2017 collection by Creative Director Kris Van Assche will also be unveiled. The Tokyo festivities culminate with the new boutique opening in Ginza Six.
Watch what Maria Grazia Chiuri, Kris Van Assche, Cordelia de Castelane, Victoire de Castellane, and Sonic Pfaff have to say about the importance of their bonds with Tokyo.
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