Dior Book Tote Club with Natalie Portman

Dior presents a new chapter of the Dior Book Tote Club, an exceprtonal Literary Event

The Dior Book Tote Club celebrates the unwavering, constantly reinvented ties between the House and the arts. Today it is the turn of Miss Dior muse Natalie Portman to unveil, in an exclusive video, the favorite reads that she slips into her Dior Book Tote bag – a timeless icon – embellished with the entrancing Mexico Millefiori motif.

A unique encounter, at the crossroads of writing and fashion, in the magnificent Labrouste room of the emblematic Bibliothèque Nationale de France*.

The actress reveals her most memorable literary experiences**: from Benjamín Labatut’s stunning When We Cease to Understand the World, to Italian novelist Elena Ferrante’s unmissable My Brilliant Friend, to Rebecca Solnit’s inspiring Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities, and Susan Sontag’s captivating On Photography.

Dior Book Tote Club with Natalie Portman

Among her (re)discoveries, Natalie Portman also delves into Todd Haynes. American Chimeras, by Judith Revault d’Allonnes and Amélie Galli, featuring shots that trace the filmmaker’s virtuoso career. An ode to the power of books, reflecting Dior‘s passion for creation and beauty in all forms.

*The Richelieu branch of the national library, Paris

** Works mentioned in the video: 

Todd Haynes. American Chimeras, Judith Revault d’Allonnes and Amélie Galli, De l’incidence éditeur, 2023; On Photography, Susan Sontag, Penguin Classics, 2008; When We Cease to Understand the World, Benjamín Labatut, Pushkin Press, 2021; My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One, Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, 2012; Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities, Rebecca Solnit, Canongate Books, 2016; Shirin Neshat, Stammer Sxhmitz, Steidl Verlag, 2007.

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