Christian Dior At Paris Fashion Week 2019: Inside Dior’s AW19 Runway Show

Hayley Kadrou   |   26-02-2019

Maria Grazia Chiuri’s show for Dior during PFW features clashing check prints, leather looks and boyish bucket hats, evoking a grunge-glamour aesthetic.

With the vocals of Amy Winehouse ringing through the room and the slogan ‘Sisterhood Global’ displayed on the first look, it’s clear Maria Grazia Chiuri is making a statement with her latest Christian Dior show.

Dior explained before the PFW show began that the collection took inspiration from a poem by Tomaso Binga about a woman who choses a masculine pseudonym to parody the privileges reserved to men. A sentiment that was clearly portrayed throughout the collection.

Within Dior’s Autumn/Winter 2019 line, traditionally male garments and shades were mixed with feminine shapes. While the oversized jackets and bucket hats hid the models’ womanly features, oversized waist-clinching belts accentuated their feminine form.

Models even adopted a somewhat-masculine march as they sported dark-hued workwear and leather-look shirts down the catwalk.

Elsewhere, Dior clashed and layered check prints in shades of khaki green, mahogany red and monochrome. The grungy looks were balanced with a touch of glamour via pearl necklaces.

Nodding to the recent loss to the fashion world, Dior paid tribute to Karl Lagerfeld within the show, too. The invite stated: “In homage to the alchemist of elegances and beauty, Kark Lagerfeld.

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