Discover Dior Spring Summer 2020 Couture collection presented at the Musée Rodin during the recently finished Paris Fashion Week. Inspired by the work of iconic American artist Judy Chicago, Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri raise the question What if Women Ruled the World? The collection examines the complexity of relationships between feminism and femininity, mindful of the fundamental link between fashion and the body.
The peplos, a garment of timeless modernity, is reinterpreted as evening dresses. The drape, with its clean line, follows the curve of the body and gives structure to the silhouettes, such as fitted jackets with loose collars, and skirts and pants that are transformed into tuxedos in more masculine materials – like houndstooth and herringbone – woven with gold. Going back to the origins of these ancient costumes extends the question “Are Clothes Modern?”** – as a recurring thread in Maria Grazia Chiuri’s creative process – while enhancing Dior’s codes. These new reinterpretations are given a marvelous palette, wrapped in braided cords.
As she developed her looks, the Creative Director drew inspiration from classical representations of goddesses, such as Athena. Her majestic allure is a neo-platonic allegory of beauty, magnified by iconic works such as the Winged Victory of Samothrace and Primavera by Sandro Botticelli, combining intellectual strength and aesthetic harmony. The collection’s key motifs — golden, wholesome ears of wheat — once again recall women’s unstoppable creative force. – from Dior