Christian Dior went back in time for its latest runway show in Paris Tuesday, as designer Maria Grazia Chiuri dived into her childhood and teenage memories in Italy with Seventies-inspired looks.
Models sporting headscarves showcased pieces in chequered prints and loads of fringes, while the designer further explored feminist references that first inspired her, and which have turned into a recurrent theme for the LVMH-owned brand.
Some seems seemed impressed directly by Chiuri’s own experiences, along with a camouflage-style puffer jacket.
Actresses Demi Moore, Nina Dobrev, and Sigourney Weaver had been among the stars on the front row at the Paris fashion show. Dior was one of the first leading French brands to start Paris Fashion Week(PFW), which closes the latest season of shows which have whizzed through New York, London, and Milan.
Inspired by Carla Lonzi, a feminist activist from the seventies and Marc Bohan, Dior’s creative director for three decades, the Autumn-Winter styles showed polka-dot prints, crossed-body bags and see-through shirts.
Dior reinterpreted the brand’s distinctive “Bar” jacket in an elegant cashmere wool cardigan.
Other night looks have been more luxurious, like sheer silk robes, though many had been accompanied with sturdy boots rather than stilettos.
The coronavirus epidemic meant there had been few Asian buyers in attendance. Last week, Italian fashion houses performed in an empty theater at Milan Fashion Week.