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CHRISTIAN DIOR HAUTE COUTURE ss19

While couture is the perfect warm up for any awards season,  Dior took it to the circus this season.    Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Christian Dior Couture spring 2019 draws inspiration from the circus and its magic.   In particular, the designer references 1955, where Monsieur Dior attended le Cirque d’Hiver, and Richard Avedon, intuitively captured the essence of Monsieur Dior in his famous photo, Dovima and the Elephants, an image that perfectly evokes the wonder and majesty of haute couture.

a little peek at the looks from the runway and people

“This collection consists of a superposition of images: a woman’s tattooed skin, reminiscent of the Victorian circus (and Ballet Parade from Rome to Naples in 1917) and its fairground phenomena, becomes a motif-drenched unitard that shapes the body and tells a wearable story under dresses. Powdery shades that come together and blend into an infinite palette.  Skirts embroidered or inlaid with opaque sequins are shortened as tutus that nod to the circus codes of acrobats, tamers and riders.  There are also leather corsets, sailor stripes, and black jackets inspired by that of the lion tamer. The geometric white clown outfit, whether spare or sumptuous, is reinterpreted through its materials, embroidery and proportions.”

The show was additionally animated with performances by the all-female circus company Mimbre, which, in a constant search for the poetic in the unexpected, highlights the trust and bond between the acrobats’ bodies.  The circus is presented as a place of inclusion in which the clown, through its androgynous and asexual dimen- sion, becomes the expression of a possible equality and an evocation of modernity.

CHRISTIAN DIOR HAUTE COUTURE ss19.

DIOR_HAUTE_COUTURE_SPRING-SUMMER2019_GROUPSHOT_©Estelle Hanania for Dior fashiondailymag

fashion editor: brigitte segura.

photos:

Estelle Hanania for Dior;

people: Pascal Le Segretain | Getty for Dior

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