Dior unveiled the Spring/Summer 2018 collection at the Rodin Museum during the first day of Paris Fashion Week.
Dior presented the newest collection for Spring/Summer 2018 and it’s all very relevant. Female empowerment was a strong theme throughout the show, with a copy of Linda Nochlin’s groundbreaking 1971 feminist essay ‘Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?’ left on every seat.
Explorations of female power have always been rather close to Dior, whose founder redrew the lines of femininity in the post-war era, and which has recently appointed Maria Grazia Chiuri as the first female creative director.
See below some of the amazing looks from the Dior catwalk.
An all-black look, in the sophisticated and elegant style Dior has shown us over the course of the 70 years the design house has been one of the biggest names in haute-couture.
This is not the first time that Chiuri has created a feminist T-shirt. This year’s show had a bunch of them, from the one in the image to one with a Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie quote “we should all be feminists”.
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The show had a second big influence, the artist Niki de Saint Phalle, whose aesthetic was also featured heavily, with motifs based on her brightcoloredred sculptures and mirror mosaics echoing throughout the collection.
There was a lot here that felt a bit Beetlejuice, including checkerboard prints on coats and bags and black and white striped knee-high socks and hot pants trimmed with Christian Dior branding, that were visible under the pretty tulle dresses that have become Grazia Chiuri’s Dior calling card.
The final ensembles in Dior‘s 80-piece spring/summer collection were a range of sequined dresses in pink, red, blue, orange and yellow-green.
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