Fashion Week

Dior Fall 2019

Teetering between Edwardian style and the pre-grunge era, Maria Grazia Chiuri presented a collection with an overarching focus on sisterhood.
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THE PLACE

A month after the circus tent, a different playground unfolds in the garden at the Rodin Museum. Cubic, the decorum was conceptualized by the Italian artist Tomaso Binga who was born Bianca Pucciarelli Menna. The pseudonym that he has adopted attempts to satirized privileged, bourgeois men. The letters spelling out the brand: D, I, O, R are depicted across the moving, female bodies in this season's show. 

THE PITCH

After May 1968 and the feminist revolution that followed, Maria Grazia Chiuri took us on a voyage through the 1950s. She was inspired by Christian Dior and the ideal of the New Look, as well as by the fashion revolutions at work elsewhere around the world. The collection featured silhouettes that subverted the establishment and skater skirts that offered nods to the 1949 Miss Dior Dress. Many of the pieces were paired with leather ankle boots, diversely colored tartans, and relaxed hoodies. The idea of choice and freedom was evidently paramount, with Chiuri herself illustrating this reality by addressing themes of gender as well as self-identity.

SILHOUETTE

The "Sisterhood Is Global" t-shirt, already Instagrammed several times and worn in the front row by Karlie Kloss, refers to the anthology of feminist writings published in the United States in the 1970s under the leadership of Robin Morgan. Remember that, fond of militant clothes, Maria Grazia Chiuri assimilates that a "sense of style" should be reflective of a political gesture that confronts the existentialist idea of choice.

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