Table Fashion: Dior’s Stunning New ‘Toile de Jouy’ Collection
If there’s ever been a time to embrace a well-appointed table, it’s certainly now. As we approach one year of near-constant at-home dining, an upgrade of your already-too-habitual tableware (that lovely 2008 wedding gift, now at last seeming a bit too familiar) with something decidedly more savior-faire holds the possibility of elevating all those quarantined evenings, which we’ve pretty much resigned ourselves to.
Indeed, whether you’re just ordering another artichoke-fennel pizza delivery, or re-creating the latest and most elaborate TikTok culinary trend, it’s almost guaranteed that it will all feel so much more substantial and Instagrammable when served on something worthy of being regarded as art.
To that end, Dior Maison’s terribly sophisticated new homeware collection is nothing short of stunning. The exquisitely patterned china features the House’s iconic Toile de Jouy motif (from which it takes its name), as reimagined by Cordelia de Castellane, the Artistic Director of Dior Maison – who got her start at Ungaro, and eventually launched CdeC, her own luxury children’s clothing line. Each piece is handcrafted by French artisans from extra-white Limoges porcelain and meticulously painted with a detailed leaf transfer process – and there’s almost a haunted, even Victorian gothic sort of quality about them.
Sure, there are signs that we may be moving towards more open dining-out policies; and one guesses there will be a run on table reservations, from the corner sushi spot to the haughtiest Michelin-starred eateries. But even that is still months away – so dining at home with Dior seems like a good strategy in the interim. Bon appetit!