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Dior revives Dioressence pump

The new stiletto reinterprets the iconic 1959 shoe for today

By Shantila Lee | Published: 13 Jan 2016

New Dior pump
Photo: Dior

Dioressence normally means to us that oriental, spicy fragrance from Dior, but now it refers to a new pump Dior is releasing as part of their Cruise 2016 collection. The shoe is a throwback to the original Dioressence heel that the maison released in the summer of 1959, but infused with the brand's current inspiration.

Dioressence pump
Photo: Dior

The heel is curved, slender yet sharp, with a stiletto heel, elongating low-cut front and super pointy toes. The architecture is designed to lengthen the leg, exaggerate the arch of the instep and shape the waist, almost invoking a seriously sexed-up, chic attitude via the shoes. Back in 1959 they were called 'talon-choc' shock heels, marking a moment when heels became more daring and futuristic.

The Dioressence pump is available in lambskin, patent leather or iridescent calf, and come in chre, military green, cognac, Trafalgar red, bronze, white, anthracite gray, as well as blues in inky, azure, navy and midnight shades. Watch the making of the heels below.

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