Marc Bohan

Marc Bohan was Artistic Director of the House of Dior from 1961 until 1989. This name may not resonate with you as much as the names of his peers (Yves Saint Laurent and John Galliano ndlr.) yet it is to him that we owe the creation of "Baby Dior", "Christian Dior Monsieur", and the famous "Toile Oblique".

Created in 1967, its name comes from an eponymous collection created by Christian Dior himself for the Autumn-Winter 1950-1951 season.

This "motif" was revealed to the public during the spring-summer 1969 collection and in 1974 became an inseparable part of the DNA of the Couture House.

It was mainly used on handbags and became the DNA of the "Christian Dior Monsieur" stores.

John Galliano

Then forgotten for a few years the slanted canvas reaches its peak with the artistic director John Galliano! He uses it as much for the ready-to-wear lines as on the catwalks or leather goods.

This pattern becomes a real symbol of the 2000s, it is everywhere and diverted in all its forms.

Maria Grazia Chiuri still uses the famous canvas in its collections. A true symbol of the House, the "Toile Oblique" has not finished being reinvented.

Today, still

Many years after its creation, the Oblique Canvas is still on the scene and is taken up many times by the artistic directors of the House of Dior.

Proof that fashion draws its revival from past memories, using and modernizing certain symbols that have forever marked the history of a brand.