SP: Lady Dior As Seen By

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Stage Evidence by Loris Cecchini

As part of moving to a new city I promised myself I would try to go to at least one cultural or art related event a week (I used to do this when I lived in NYC), and I am so glad I have kept that promise!  Yesterday I went to the “Lady Dior As Seen By” at Instituto Tomie Ohtake the famous ‘pink’ cultural center and business complex.

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Hedgebag by Recycle Group

The focus of this exhibit “Lady Dior As Seen By’ is based on the iconic Lady Dior handbag that was created in 1995 and given to Princess Diana by the French first lady Bernadette Chirac.  Though the exhibit felt small, it really packed a punch with 77 works including sculptures, paintings, poems and photographs.  The exhibit includes big names like David Lynch, John Cameron Mitchell, Patrick Demarchelier, Wen Fang, Maarten Baas and Olympia Scarry.  The creation above by the Recycle group was one of my absolute favorites, but here are some of the other works that caught my attention…

Honestly I was blown away by the creativity, innovation and thought that went into these fabulous creations. Which one is your favorite?!


This traveling exhibit is sponsored by the luxury brand in various cities around the world including Milan, Tokyo and Beijing.  As part of this traveling exhibition, five Brazilian designers will have their version of the bag added to the exhibit and their creations will continue on to the shows next city.  The show received six new works by Laerte Ramos, Brigida Baltar and Tunga.Brazil in the mix

The “Lady Dior As See By” exhibit will be at Sao Paulo’s Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Rua Coropes 88 (it is a huge pink building you really cant miss it) until March 10th

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