Dior presented its Fall/Winter 2021-22 Haute Couture collection in Paris with its first physical haute couture show since before the pandemic began.
Revisiting the true values of couture after a period of turmoil in the world, Maria Grazia Chiuri embraces the beauty of craftsmanship with her attention focused on embroidery, pleats, traves and hand-woven chains that compose patterns on the body.
The importance of fabric becomes was explored greatly in this collection with the beauty of handmade being embraced more than ever before. Elegant tweeds, soft flowy chiffons and demure silks reinterpret the house’s codes. The book ‘Threads of Life’, by textile artist and curator Clare Hunter, inspired Maria Grazia Chiuri for this collection putting fabric at the forefront.
A collection that was true to the Dior DNA with key elements including the Bar Jacket firmly positioned but given new updated looks through the choice of materials and colours.
Since joining the brand Chiuri has been proud to collaborate with artists and create immersive spaces for her shows that go beyond the idea of fashion. Recalling the Salle aux Broderies in the Colonna Palace in Rome, the work Chambre de Soie, created by French artist Éva Jospin, served as an impressive backdrop for the presentation.
The show notes read: “Couture stirs unsuspected desires and reveals the existence of what we did not know. Like the avant-garde, it renders visible what one does not see. Through a mix of art and extraordinary savoir-faire, it defines the longings of a world in the midst of a profound transformation.”
See more of the collection below: