Dior’s milliner, Stephen Jones, dreamt up small hat veils (an embellishment dear to Christian Dior), based on 1940s archive models from around the world. Golden head ornaments punctuated with flowers or snakes as well as delicate headbands recalling antique ornaments reflected Maria Grazia Chiuri’s desire to celebrate the magnificent beauty of female deities from mythology.
Enhancing the radiant beauty of these modern-day neo-goddesses, the jewelry reinterprets antique ornaments. Finely gilded majestic necklaces, earrings and cuffs are adorned with leaves, flowers and sacred animals.
Evoking a fantasy ancient world, sandals sport delicate ties that wrap around the ankle, echoing the braids and cords of the models’ looks. Worked in gold, flesh-tone or black, they add an elegant finishing touch to the silhouette.
Photo credit - Morgan O'Donovan