Celebrating 73 Years Of Dior's Bar Jacket

BY Rohma Theunissen / Feb 12 2020 / 12:15 PM

First created by Christian Dior in 1947 the maison's Bar Jacket still holds its position as a fashion masterpiece and remains a design reference for designers across the world

Celebrating 73 Years Of Dior's Bar Jacket
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When it comes to timeless style, Dior’s Bar Jacket is an irrefutable icon. The striking jacket, which was first created by Christian Dior in 1947, still holds its position as a fashion masterpiece today and remains a design reference that designers across the world turn to when seeking inspiration for their collections.

The Dior Bar Jacket

Featuring a cinched waist and soft shoulders, the Bar jacket embodies the maison’s style-defining “New Look” which was introduced to the world by Monsieur Dior in the 40’s and 50’s. The sophisticated silhouette is completed with elegant hip-accentuating basques and a delicate open neckline; sharp tailoring and an innate understanding of flattering cuts are effortlessly combined in a manner that exalts Dior’s unparalleled finesse and savoir-faire.

The iconc jacket is assembled with the utmost precision

Dior’s signature creation has been carefully revisited by the maison’s Creative Directors over the years who have taken painstaking measures to ensure that this one-of-a-kind creation’s technical prowness has been passed down through the decades. Today marks the 73rd anniversary of Dior’s Bar jacket, and we are celebrating the occasion along with Maria Grazia Chiuri and the entire atelier at 30 Avenue Montaigne with a behind-the-scenes look at the impeccable technique that goes into the making of the one of fashion’s most beloved pieces.

Images courtesy of Dior