For Dior’s Fall 2022 collection Maria Grazia Chiuri chose to honour some of the women who contributed to the success of Monsieur Dior.
Inspired by Justine Picardie’s book “Miss Dior: A Story of Courage and Couture” which retraces the life of Catherine, Christian Dior’s sister, and celebrates figures such as Mizza Bricard and Marguerite Carré Chiuri took an emblem found on the jute bags of the Dior family business and turned it into a new house motif which is emblazoned on pieces in this collection.
This coat of arms drives the collection’s connection to uniform which is interpreted through pleated skirts and blazer jackets. Maria Grazia looked literally to school uniforms and revamped and updated classic pieces in the Dior way. With cool punk undertones, formal meets adventurous, symbolising the freedom that Chiuri has injected into the brand in the past few years.
The offering includes black and white kilts; jackets that borrow from the men’s wardrobe, a new interpretation of the Bar jacket; men’s long coats and ultra-short skirts; biker shorts are matched with white blouses and black ties offering a juxtaposition of styles. Elsewhere, 3D embroidery reveals itself through knitwear, while a pixelated zodiac is rendered in the style of a video game. The Creative Director favoured fabrics most associated with menswear, as well as technical fabrics basking in a reflective Dior grey.
See more of the collection below: