A standard of precise tailoring, the jacket became the celebrated style piece that heralded the new age of fashion.
For all the new forms it took through time, Christian Dior’s distinct style piece remains celebrated until the present. Chalking up the name to its intended purpose of wearing during afternoon cocktails, the Bar Jacket became legendary for its strongly feminine silhouette. When paired under a pleated A-line skirt, the jacket gives a flamboyant swing. Under the imagination of the fashion house’s creative directors like John Galliano and Maria Grazia Chiuri, the jacket underwent different versions, turning it into one of the timeless and favorite signatures of the fashion set.
Taking in New Shapes
The soft shoulders and cinched waist of the jacket were born from following the trends in the 1940s and 1950s. Yet as fashion evolved over time, the Bar Jacket came to have different forms. At present, Dior’s creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri reimagines the jacket with a masculine aesthetic. The clean lines and the sharp tailoring pair well with denim and tweed, giving a design reflective of modern times. You might have seen stunning versions of it from Italian fashion designer and entrepreneur Chiara Ferragni and British writer and designer Alexa Chung.
No matter what shape the sophisticated jacket takes, it would certainly transcend generations. It is undoubtedly an item you must keep to your collection of designer pieces.
Scroll below to see the many shapes of the DIOR Bar Jacket.
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