For Gran Turismo 7 – available exclusively on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles – Kim Jones has thought up a virtual capsule, thus signing the house’s first project with the world of gaming. In conjunction with the Gran Turismo world series 2022 world finals, Dior pursued this passionate dialogue, underscored by audacity and innovation, by bringing Skins, conceived for the video game, to life.

During the event, which took place from November 24 to 27 in Monaco, these unprecedented pieces were exhibited to bear witness to the inventiveness of the Maison and the excellence of its ateliers. Combining Dior fundamentals and those of the automobile sports universe, an entirely quilted one-piece suit recalling the graphic lines of cannage has been devised using a process known as “panino a panino,” which brings texture to the pattern, while the iconic Dior Oblique is revealed in tone-on-tone, thanks to a frame-printing technique. Evoking the names of sponsors that usually punctuate pilots’ outfits, embroidery and placed patches celebrate the house’s emblems, from the CD Diamond to the “Christian Dior couture” mention, and the year ’47 – referring to the date of the first Dior show – adorning the front and back of the silhouette. These symbols are also deployed on a series of accessories, including hand-sewn and assembled gloves, made by the italian manufacturer dal dosso, the specialist of equipment dedicated to formula 1.

Rethought in the tradition of rally shoes, the design of the Diorizon boots is adorned with an ankle strap decorated with the Dior logo, applied in high frequency, and in Dior oblique jacquard. The latter motif is also stenciled on the visor of a hand-painted helmet providing successive shielding, and then delicately varnished.

An ode to going beyond oneself and to the values of sport, celebrated through the prism of a constantly renewed creativity.