Dior may be pushing the limits when it comes to its ultra-popular latex boots and Dior Fusion sneakers, but for its latest shoe, it’s going back to its storied roots.
On Monday, Dior introduced its new pump: the Dioressence. The house reinterpreted its classic heel from Dior’s spring 1959 collection with modern updates and fresh colors.
The company says the original heel was a first for its time. It was convex and made with metal, as opposed to wood, which was the norm then. The new Dioressence pumps echo that same sleek heel, with a low-cut front.
The pumps are offered in a range of colors, the staples being black and pink, which Christian Dior said was “the color of happiness and femininity.”
The shoes are also offered in ochre, military green, cognac, “Trafalgar” red, bronze, white, anthracite gray, inky, azure, navy and midnight and are available in lambskin or calf.
On Tuesday, Dior shared behind-the-scenes photos on the making of the heels, from carving the heel to creating the leather upper.
Watch a vido on the Dioressence heels below.
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