The Timeless Cool of the “Tailleur Oblique” Dior Suit

“Its name alone is suggestive of a line that always balances audacity and dignity,” Christian Dior wrote in the press statement for the Oblique Collection, which debuted alongside the Fall/Winter 50-51 collection. This pivotal presentation introduced a modern silhouette — one that was sharper and fresher than other suit cuts at the time — that altered the shape of men’s tailoring for decades to come. Now Kim Jones, current creative director of Dior’s menswear, has added his own spin to the landmark pieces, fusing his unique sense of urban elegance into the fabric of the French label’s legacy.


Watch the video above to learn more about the savoir-faire behind the ‘Tailleur Oblique’ suit.