Impossible. It is impossible that you have not seen the newspaper print dress » raised three times by Sarah Jessica Parker in the flagship series that propelled it. Or even worse, that you remained indifferent to it. And for good reason, outlined at the turn of the year 2000 by John Gallianothe Journal dress retains the charm that built its notoriety.
Presented then by the former artistic director of the house on avenue Montaigne through the collection Dior haute couture fall-winter 2000-2001this captivating dress subsequently caught the eye of the stylists of the series Sex and the City having chosen him to stylistically shape the character of Carrie Bradshaw, just like the “Saddle” bag, which has since become iconic. In addition to her legendary tutu, the star of the series of all the successes thus unleashed the crowd of fashion lovers by making brief appearances on the small screen, molded in the Dior Journal dress. And we understand why the choice fell on this model in particular, since twenty years later, the newspaper dress has lost none of its brilliance, quite the contrary.
Spring-Summer 2022 fashion trend: Zara revisits the “Journal” dress presented by Dior in 2000
Asymmetrical neckline, fluid and ruffled fall, sculptural bare back… This vintage-looking Dior creation confirms, from the very moment it was presented, the creative genius of the English couturier, who graduated from Saint-Martins School in London in 1984. At the time, more precisely in January 2000, this haute couture collection through which John Galliano introduced his newspaper dress and his creations lined with this same print, aims to denounce the “Rag Balls”. In other words, the balls during which the high society dressed up and made up as beggars. A collection therefore inspired by the homeless of Paris, which from its presentation scandalized as much as it fascinated until it is still recognized today as the most famous of the French luxury house.
In June 2019, Kim Kardashian and his half-sister Kendall Jenner helped to relaunch the tendency of this Journal print, displayed respectively with a skirt and a saddle bag covered with this pattern, then with a coordinated swimsuit from the brand swimwear Dipped in Blue. In March 2020, it was the turn of Kim Jones, the artistic director of Dior’s men’s lines, to present his version of the newsprint print by drawing on the house’s archives.
And it was enough for the giant Zara to offer its special 2022 reinterpretation of the famous bias cut dress, the favorite of Carrie Bradshaw which she associates in the series with her Christian Louboutin “Lace Booties”. Combined with a draped neckline and long sleeves the Zar dressa promises to be victorious in view of the minimalist price that accompanies it, of €39.95s. Arguments sufficient to convince fashion aficionados, desperate to be unable to obtain the Journal Dior dress. To wear it? Two schools exist as our Journalist points out. If it’s a city look, sneakers or cowboy boots or any other flat boots will go perfectly with this dress. For a night out, sandals and a blazer will do just fine. Little wonder, moreover, thatEmily Sindlev, the Scandinavian fashionista -and spiritual daughter of Carrie Bradshaw- opted for a newspaper dress during Fashion Week fall-winter 2022-2023. Just like @lissyroddyy who presents to his 1.4 million Instagram subscribers, his pants Zara newspaper print. Now it’s up to you to write your style.