“After women, flowers are the most divine creations.”
Using Christian Dior’s poetic words as inspiration, artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri weaves magic with a line of decidedly feminine dresses that create the perfect contrast to the masculine pantsuits, bar jackets, culottes, and Domino coats for the leading lady.
The stage is set; like the contradictions of her heroine, the labyrinth that forms the architecture of the showcase is juxtaposed by a secret garden that lends fluidity to form and makes for the perfect spectacle.
It really was dreamy; there’s no better way to describe it. And the clothes followed suit. In powdery mauves, blues, pinks and greys, evening dresses looked like they had jumped out from the pages of a fairytale ball, with pleated tulles, lace, and organza swaying in motion.
To add to the whimsy, Chiuri even made use of star motifs, hand-painted tarot symbols and astrological signs that were served up with just a touch of gothic edge. Notice the black ensembles? The sharp makeup? The chokers?
Wonder who they’re designing for? Just look over to Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, and Chiara Ferragni… and Kirsten Dunst and Diane Kruger, too. They were spotted at the masked ball that followed Dior’s SS17 Haute Couture show, looking every bit like Dior pin-up girls who mirror the fashion conscious and luxury-loving women of today.
Unapologetically bold, fierce, and consciously making a statement to stand out from the crowd, Dior’s leading lady is not one to be ignored!
PS: Calling out to all Dior Addicts. We’ve been putting together a wishlist of must-have classics from the fashion house. Have you added them to cart yet?