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
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