In the show’s opening look, the Bar jacket - the quintessence of the House’s spirit — was revisited by Maria Grazia Chiuri in an unexpected black knit version. Combined with a white shirt and a delicate tie, it further asserts its androgynous grace. A white ensemble, composed of a mid-length skirt - a reinterpretation of Bianca Jagger’s famed suit - also reinterprets Dior’s emblematic couture piece.
One of Maria Grazia Chiuri’s favorite fashion statements, the camouflage motif patterns a hypnotic total look – in blue and black – composed of a parka embellished with the “Christian Dior” signature, a cinched-waist jumpsuit and a matching Dior Book Tote. A look that is now a must-have in the Dior wardrobe.
An ode to the freedom and beauty of movement, fringes finish key looks from the collection. On jackets, overcoats and capes, they delicately underscore silhouettes. Merged into the structure of dresses, they reveal the body with an impression of transparency.
Inspired by a silhouette from the Miss Dior line created by Marc Bohan in 1972, Maria Grazia Chiuri reinvented checks and transposed them onto a long fringed wool coat - embellished on the inside with the “Christian Dior” signature – as well as a pleated skirt and a flowing shirt. A set of ultra-desirable pieces that can be endlessly mixed and matched to create a singular style.
Denim is the new chic
Denim, whether as a jumpsuit or flared jeans, is an indispensable element of Maria Grazia Chiuri’s wardrobe, and embodies liberation and stylistic singularization for an entire generation of women. In a tricolor version - one of the Creative Director’s hallmarks — it is another resonant symbol of the introspection she put into designing this feminist fashion show.
An icon of the 1970s, the shirt dress was reinterpreted by Maria Grazia Chiuri as a symbol of women’s liberation. Its timeless shape, ethereal lightness and irresistible allure give free rein to the expression of a plural femininity. Plain, in leather or polka dots - motifs Christian Dior loved for their "charm, elegance [and] casualness" - it seems to metamorphose ad infinitum. Paired with a checked jacket, it is a sign of resolutely modern style.
A hypnotic design that has become one of Maria Grazia Chiuri’s emblems on the runway, tie-dye returns this season on pleated scarves and skirts as well as parkas. A testament of exceptional craft, it is, more than ever, a fabric that seems to make anything possible — a vehicle for true self-affirmation.