UPDATE: Following Maria Grazia Chiuri’s runway presentation for Dior at Paris Fashion Week, the luxury fashion house has now given us an exclusive look at the set-up and process behind creating the sisterhood-inspired show. From building the set and early progress, to the final time-lapse of the full show – Dior takes us on a full experience. We’ve also gotten access to an exclusive interview with artist Tomaso Binga, who designed the captivating set in which the show took place. Make sure to catch the video below.
Watch the videos below and take part of the Dior fantasy, and scroll through the image gallery above to see all the best looks from the eye-catching Fall/Winter 2019 collection.
It goes without saying that Dior is always one of the most anticipated shows at Paris Fashion Week every season, and Fall/Winter 2019 was no different. This time around the luxury label welcomed attendees to the gorgeous Musée Rodin, where guests enjoyed the 20ºC weather out in the sun, before entering the exclusive show space. A huge room with mirrored ceilings had been painted in white and covered with ABC scenography, where each letter was made up of a different naked woman. Created by Italian artist Tomaso Binga, who wet under a male pseudonym to protest male privilege, the decor made “the pieces in the collection reconnect with an idea of femininity that transcends gender and anatomy.”
As the show kicked off, uptempo music started playing and the collection was paraded down the runway. Models sported bucket hats in a wide range of material, taking inspiration from Britain’s post-war Teddy Girls and rock ‘n’ roll. Maria Grazia Chiuri referenced the archives digging through pieces from the 50s and 60s, and came across Yves Saint Laurent‘s black leather jacket, which Chiuri revisited for the FW19 collection. Throughout the presentation, we also saw new iterations of the iconic John Galliano-era Saddle Bag, as well as Dior’s new cult-favorite Book Tote, emphasizing the designers’ eye for accessories.
Standout pieces included logo T-shirts which read “Sisterhood is Global,” “Sisterhood is Powerful” and “Sisterhood is Forever,” adding to Chiuri’s long line of slogan tees for Dior ad paying homage to literary works by Robin Morgan. As cliché as it may sound, seeing a woman take the reign and put women first is refreshing, and is a much needed breath of fresh air in a very male-heavy climate. As for the collection itself, Chiuri’s signature aesthetic shone through whilst still introducing a new modern and contemporary feel – something we haven’t seen in the past from the designer.
Dresses, bodysuits, jackets, gowns and more – today was Maria Grazia Chiuri’s day. The crowd cheered as the models paraded down the runway to “Tears Dry On Their Own” by Amy Winehouse, showing their absolute approval. The designer manages to capture the powerful woman, whilst still keeping a youthful and edgy touch, and the Fall/Winter 2019 ready-to-wear collection is all the proof we need. Take a look at some of the best looks from the show in the gallery above, and stay tuned for all our Paris Fashion Week coverage throughout the week here.