On the first day of Haute Couture Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2021-2022, Maria Grazia Chiuri presented the Dior show at the iconic Rodin Museum.
Since her arrival at the House of Dior in 2017, Maria Grazia Chiuri, who is resolutely committed and feminist, has never ceased to put the spotlight on artists, particularly women. For the event, she decided to call on the French visual artist, Eva Jospin.
Eva Jospin signed the exceptional work “Chambre de soie”, a double reference to the Salle aux Broderies in the Colonna Palace in Rome and to Virginia Woolf’s feminist manifesto A Room of One’s Own.
Known for her cardboard cut-outs, the artist uses silk, hemp, linen and cotton thread to create the illusion of a landscape. To complete this work, 350m2 of embroidery were required.
After months of presenting the collections digitally, Dior has chosen to return to physical shows. “In a live show, there is a very tactile, very physical relationship with the work,” said Eva Jospin.
Guests also made their return to the front row of the catwalk, including American and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, model Cara Delevingne and Monica Belucci.
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For this show, Maria Grazia Chiuri wanted to emphasise tactile materiality. To do this, she decided to play with the choice of materials and their textures, using airy drapes, sunny pleats and breathable knits.
Faithful to the Christian Dior heritage, Maria Grazia Chiuri proved it once again by reinterpreting the House’s iconic Bar suit from the New Look in the designer’s favourite colours, beige and powder blue.
A creation that also caused a sensation during the show was the green wedding dress with spectacular embroidery, mixing traditional and modern styles.
To see all the looks from the Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2021 show, click here.
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