Showcasing in the garden of the Musée Rodin, Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri Spring’18 walked a runway of walls fully covered in muslin and black-and-white checkerboard floor. It was a clear Surrealist inspiration behind the extravagant collection.
Referring back to Mr. Christian Dior’s archial burgeoning years with the artistic movement, and his collaboration with fellow Leonor Fini, Chiuri has taken a step back at Fini’s great work, and opened the shot with the artist’s famous saying: “Only the inevitable theatricality of my life interests me.”
While the displaying a charming collection, towards the finale the designs left us hanging and wanting more. There was some risk-taking, more boldness, and more dramatic glam. Mainly Chiuri worked in monochromatic colours- black and white, which she explains as “the colors of the subconscious.”
Models pranced in bold graphics, lots of feathers and introduced classic art elements- referenced in big lace gowns, a pleated dress creating a etched illusion, and stripes and checkerboards.
One that caught our eye is the ‘cage dresses’, which projects deep feminity and a surprising sensuality – very much unlike Chiuri rest
This time around Dior’s Chiuri kept away from sportswear designs and developed a sophisticated tailoring retro exception, like no other.