Le Château du Tarot of Dior Haute Couture SS 2021

by Vésma Kontere McQuillan/ Dior Press Office
February 15, 2021
Matteo Garrone's, who is one of Italy's most high-profile directors, staging for the Dior Haute Couture SS21 collection.
The staging is built on the narrative by drawings on the visual force of the Visconti-Sforza tarot- the oldest surviving tarot cards from the middle of the 15th century.
Decorated by the illuminator Bonifacio Bembo for Duke of Milan in the 15th century, this tarot deck illustrates the marvelous tale of this collection.
A voyage to the heart of a castle populated by characters embodying the major arcana who question and disorient, inviting the viewer to look at the world from a new perspective. In the director's interpretation, this quest surpasses gender boundaries, presenting a synthesis of masculine and feminine and in new heraldic mythology evoking the enchanted worlds Matteo Garrone loves.

Images: copyright Matteo Garrone for Dior/ Words Dior Press release