DIOR LEADS THE PACK AT PARIS COUTURE WEEK
Much has been written about Maria Grazia Chiuri’s entry into the halls of the Dior house, but it goes to show that you can’t really predict where a designer is headed until the lights dim and the show unfolds. The Italian designer’s first ever couture presentation for Dior was imbued with a sense of fairytale fantasy, as Chiuri recreated a stunning labyrinth decorated with flowers, lush green grass, trim hedges and esoteric charms such as tarot cards, bells and trinkets hanging from tree branches.
The labyrinth was said to mimic Chiuri’s entry into the Dior universe – à la Alice falling into the rabbit hole – and she expanded this sense of the fantastic throughout the collection, from the breathtaking full-skirted tulle princess gowns through to the astrological signs embroidered on the gowns (which we also saw in S/S ’17 ready-to-wear), Maleficent-esque capes and whimsical headpieces worn by the models. Watch the full show here.