Suit yourself: behind the scenes with Dior's Italian tailors

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Want to know why Dior suits are a cut above?

We have nine good reasons, but don't take our word for it - see for yourself at Tailor's Cut, an exclusive event to be held at Dior's flagship Sydney store from August 22-30. An interactive audio-video exhibit that shows the nine - yes, nine - painstaking processes that go into the making of a Dior Homme suit, the event has travelled to Dior stores across the world but has never been shown in Australia until now.

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The exhibit takes us behind the scenes into the Dior Homme Suit Factory in North Italy, where Italian tailors - renowned around the world for their commitment to their craft - work tirelessly to bring Dior Homme creative director Kris Van Assche's sketches to life. Working closely with the team at Dior's Parisian design studio, the Dior Homme tailors spend approximately five weeks on each suit, from hand-cutting the house's exclusive fabrics to hand-sewing each individual button.

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You can see the exclusive exhibit at the Dior Sydney boutique, 65 Castlereagh Street, from tomorrow until August 30. Can't wait that long? The images above offer a rarely seen glimpse into the making of a Dior Homme suit - or scroll the Dior Homme autumn/winter '15 show below to see the end result.

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