Inside Dior’s Gorgeous New Coffee Table Bookby Team Yoyokulala
If you’re ever flipped through a physical copy of Diormag, you may notice the series of watercolour paintings that always end the glossy. The paintings are minimal yet so precise, capturing the essence of the collection at hand from couture to cruise season and back again.
Those paintings don’t come out of nowhere, obviously. They are the work of Mats Gustafson, a Swedish artist whose repertoire includes everything from Vogue in 1980s to Harper’s Bazaar in the 1990s. As for his work for Dior, Gustafson has been adding to the closing pages of Diormag right from its beginning.
Aspiring illustrators and artists or no, flatlay enthusiast or coffee book hoarder, “Dior by Mats Gustafson” is one for the collector’s shelves. If you feel tempted to tear out a few pages to frame up on your wall – which is what we saw at Dior’s flagship boutique in Seoul – you are not alone. Don’t know about you, but these minimal paintings make us wish we had some paintbrushes and watercolour paints lying around. We’re nowhere near Gustafson, but a girl can try, can’t she?