Aura and “La Cigale” Inspire Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Dior Couture Spring 2024 Collection

Emma Hodgson   |   22-01-2024

Classic cuts and a muted palette took centre stage for Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Haute Couture SS24 collection for Dior. 

The creative director explored the plurality of textures, supported by Isabella Ducrot who created the show’s scenography.

Both the collection and Ducrot’s creations centred upon the bewitching theme of “aura”.

As the show notes explained: “Like a bewitching Ariadne’s thread, the notion of “aura” infuses the entire Dior haute couture spring-summer 2024 collection dreamed up by Maria Grazia Chiuri. Exploring the plural beauty of textiles, the Creative Director has initiated a captivating, inventive dialogue with Isabella Ducrot, who conceived the show’s scenography entitled Big Aura: twenty-three disproportionate silhouettes are arranged on a grid of irregular black lines recalling warp and weft. A symbol of the aura and uniqueness suffusing each haute couture piece.”

Chiuri was also inspired by Dior’s iconic 1952 gown “La Cigale”, a sharply structured piece, which was originally created by the house’s founder, reinterpreting it for the new Spring 2024 season.

Dior’s iconic 1952 gown “La Cigale”

Across the collection, there were also, coats with imposing collars, wide skirts revealing exaggerated cut-outs, layering, pants and jackets. Meanwhile, there were certain garments in velvet and a sumptuous feather cape paired with a dress in embroidered double organza.

Despite moments of theatre, the collection overall was elegant, understated and very Dior.