Discover Maria Grazia Chiuri First Cruise Collection for Dior

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Fashion designer Maria Grazia Chiuri presented her first Dior‘s Cruise 2018 Collection at the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve in Los Angeles.

The  discovery  of  the  Lascaux  cave,  in  1940,  had  a  profound  influence  on  the  artists  of  the  time. In 1951, Christian Dior appropriated these rock paintings, making a print from them for his Ovale line, a form with allusions to primitive female depictions such as the Willendorf Venus. It  is  this  wild  and  ancient  femininity,  linked  to  the  magic  of  the  earth,  that  guided  Maria  Grazia  Chiuri,  Artistic  Director  of  the Dior  women’s  collections,  throughout  the  creation  of  her  first  cruise  collection  for  the  House.  
Thus  a  feminine  representation  takes shape, bringing into the present this shamanic intuition, this wild, almost bestial spirit of which Clarissa Pinkola Estés writes in one of the designer’s favorite books:  Women Who Run with the Wolves. “
Maria  Grazia  Chiuri  is  constantly  seeking  new  ways  to  embrace  and  explore  the  Dior  heritage.  And  it  is  the  prehistoric  wolves which emerge from the Lascaux cave to take their place on extraordinary silk jacquards where the ocher, almost gold in color, contrasts  with  blacks.  Female  handprints,  reinterpretations  of  the  original  forms,  become  magnificent  sequined  embroideries  in earthy  shades.” – from Dior


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Makeup Artist: Peter Philips
Casting Director: Michelle Lee
Models: Adrienne Jüliger, Adwoa Aboah, Aira Ferreira, Aleyna Fitzgerald, Amanda Googe, Ania Chiz, Blanca Padilla, Camille Hurel, Cara Taylor, Carol Paes, Caroline Schurch, Ellen Rosa, Emm Arruda, Grace Hartzel, Greta Varlese, Harleth Kuusik, He Cong, Imari Karanja, Irina Djuranovic, Isabella Ridolfi, Jess PW, Jessie Bloemendaal, Jing Wen, Johanna Defant, Julia Hafstrom, Julie Hoomans, Kirin Dejonckheere, Lea Holzfuss, Lea Julian, Lex Herl, Lia Pavlova, Lululeika Ravn Liep, Luna Cornelissen, Maartje Verhoef, Maria Clara, Maria Zakrzewska, Marie Damian, Mayka Merino, Mckenna Hellam, Michelle Gutknecht, Mona Matsuoka, Noemie Abigail, Ratner , Romy Schonberger, Ruth Bell, Sara Dijkink, Sara Witt, Selena Forrest, Skylar Tartz, Tess Angel, Yasmin Wijnaldum, Yoon Young Bae, Zuzu Tadeushuk