Dior merged mankind and nature for its 2018 cruise presentation held in Calabasas, California. The earth-themed show was inspired by Lascaux’s cave paintings found in the south of France. Artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri chose to feature the rudimentary sketches, quite literally etching them onto the collection’s fabrics. This early human art paired with the uncomplicated silhouettes made for a moving visual of the female form. Each look, from the tasseled prairie dresses to the floor-length poncho, arrive in crude tones mimicking the rock paintings discovered in 1951. The line appears to be a reflection on human ceremony and ritual which once was deeply tied to the world around us.
Scroll through a few of our favorite looks from the show above. To see more from the show, you can also check out the highlight videos below.
- Eric Saudenmaier