Luxury house DIOR presented their Spring Summer 2021 campaign, that celebrates excellence in savoir-faire and creation in all its forms, lensed by fashion photographer Elina Kechichevna. The inspiration for the collection and the campaign came from many different artists and their work – from Virginia Woolf’s feminist essays to militant collages by Lucia Marcucci – and especially by the work of Italian painter Caravaggio. Stars of the campaign are models Holly Fischer, Judith Frament, Levi Achthoven, Maryel Uchida, and Sculy Mejia. In charge of art direction was Fabien Baron, with styling from Elin Svahn, and beauty by hair stylist Guido Palau, and makeup artist Peter Philips.
“Inspired by Caravaggio’s mastery of chiaroscuro, these photos highlight silhouettes with an almost sacred aura of mystery, like icons in a painting, punctuated with shimmering shades of blue, red and gold. Captured by the photographer Elina Kechicheva, these images sublimate Dior codes reinvented with a new language, combining precious embroideries with paisley motifs and floral designs that blossom on dresses and trousers, as well as the essential Dior BookTote. Light, fluid pieces take on the deep blue of denim, while the revisited men’s shirt is combined with the Dior Palto jacket, freeing movement with grace and elegance, alongside the irresistible Dior Caro bag. Virtuoso compositions that reveal and exalt the infinite possibilities of the art of couture.” – from DIOR