Christian Dior creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri presented her Spring Summer ’21 offering to a socially-distanced audience in a tent in the Jardin des Tuileries during Paris Fashion Week this afternoon. Her latest ready to wear offering seemed to bring together a globally-relevant perspective about our new at-home lives and what each of us is personally experiencing behind closed doors.
Chiuri was thinking of how our fashion needs have irrevocably changed, no matter where in the world we are located. It makes sense, so, that this 87-look collection took inspiration from all corners of the planet with the united concept of comfort and ease of dressing. “We are traversing a period of crisis that is radically transforming behaviors, habits and rituals,” she said in her show notes. “Our spirits have changed, as have our bodily attitudes.”
Christian Dior’s cathedral of conceptual art
The maison’s creative director of women’s fashion, Maria Grazia Chiuri, staged her latest feminist fashion work in a tent in the Tuileries set up like a conceptual art cathedral.
The first major show of the nine days of Paris Fashion Week this fall, the Dior show was presented on a wet and rainy afternoon in an all-black interior exhibition space, illuminated by giant light boxes that mimicked the shape of Gothic windows. “We are very happy to present our latest collection in Paris, in solidarity with the other brands that also participate in the famous Fashion Week of the city, an event that has played a key role in the history of our Maison, since Monsieur Dior unveiled its groundbreaking New Look in 1947. Unfortunately, due to the current situation, fewer people can travel and access to the show will be further restricted