V.F. Index: Happy-Making Slippers, a Metallic Bag, and an Opulent Book


Her Dior: Maria Grazia Chiuri’s New Voice

SWEET DREAMS

And elsewhere at Dior, smiles are on the up with these indoor-outdoor slippers, a collaboration with Kenny Scharf, which give new meaning to the idea of happy feet. The New York artist’s signature figures—the jolly likes of which have graced a Rockaway Beach motel, Danish bikes, and the walls of MoMA—marry Pop art and science fiction to giddy effect, so that whether sleepwalking or sidewalk striding, these psychedelic slip-ons are game for the ride. —MP

Dior Men slippers

Photograph by Thomas Albdorf.

NEW WAVE

At Louis Vuitton’s spring/summer 2021 show, innovation met history when in-person attendees filed into the freshly remodeled department store La Samaritaine, a study in Second Empire design, and took their seats next to 360-degree cameras that captured the experience for at-home viewers. In keeping with the collection’s focus—and womenswear creative director Nicolas Ghesquière’s lifelong preoccupation—of playing with time, the iridescent leather Coussin bag is embossed with Vuitton’s 125-year-old fleur-de-lis logo and features two interchangeable straps (the silver chain shown here and one in branded canvas), offering styling options for now or later. —Daisy Shaw-Ellis

Louis Vuitton Coussin PM

Photograph by Signe Pierce.

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