Table Fashion: Dior’s New Blue Mizza Collection Has a Feline Soul

For those finally willing to admit that Zoom cocktail parties are really just not cutting it, the ostensible and increasing successes of the COVID vaccination programs have been offering a considerable measure of hope for getting back to actual physical socializing. Indeed, fifteen months of postponed dinner parties will surely soon be giving way to a surfeit of rescheduled get togethers, at which the simple pleasure of clinking glasses as part of the ritual of toasting good cheer will seem like the most exciting thing imaginable.

So yes, we’ll all have to start thinking again about creating that truly memorable menu, and serving it at the perfect table – decisively replacing the relative indifference of the last year of preparing meals for the same one, two or three people. Thankfully, the good people of Dior want to help.

Now, while we admit we were quite taken with Dior Maison’s recent Toile du Jouy collection, its aesthetic was honestly a bit wintry for spring and summer entertaining. So the release of the house’s more breezily sexy new Blue Mizza line could not be better timed.

Conjured by Creative Director Cordelia de Castellane, the signature ultramarine blue is immediately and vividly captivating. And the collection is notably characterized by a sleek reimagination of vintage pieces, like decorative bowls and silver-plated metal cutlery. There’s even an update of the Corolle portable lamp, this time created for the Maison by venerable French interior architect Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance…while the octagonal porcelain service is an homage to the Dior Summer 1973 collection.

But the Blue Mizza line also makes reference to Christian Dior’s feline muse of muses, with a sensual leopard print gracing carafes, glasses, napkins and placemats to striking effect. And that’s seriously exactly what we need right now – bold, resplendent visual statements to help us reclaim our social and epicurean lives with exhilaration and, most of all, determination.

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