Dior’s Knockout Haute Couture Lineup

Back in September, we wrote about Christian Dior’s new Artistic Director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, and her quest for feminist fashion.

This week, Dior revealed their haute couture line for Spring/Summer at Paris Fashion Week, and Chiuri has really shown that she has the moxie and talent to carry the fashion giant’s torch in the age of #metoo. In a room decked out with huge floating body parts inspired by Surrealist artist Leonor Fini, the show was a celebration of the female form in all of its complexities.

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The collection is feminine but modern, full of sweeping tulle skirts paired with bold checkers and eye-catching abstract patterns in black and white. In lieu of jewelry, the models wore temporary tattoos of quotes in French by writer Andre Breton, a subtle but somehow perfect complement to the flowing ball gowns they were paired with. Chiuri is masterful with the female silhouette, playing with high-collared bodices made with gorgeous latticework over a sheer background.

A definite step up from the fashion house’s ready-to-wear collection in the fall, this runway revealed a different Dior, one that manages to be classic and challenging at the same time. One can only wait, with bated breath, to see what Chiuri will accomplish next time.