For her last runway show, Maria Grazia Chiuri roped in London’s all-women troupe of circus acrobats, Mimbre, to perform at the show. And then the sartorial finesse that has come to be expected from Chiuri, presented itself. While sticking to her signature colour pallete, the designer experimented with hues such as red, gold, rust, and pastels, and rolled out sharp power suits, jumpsuits, edgy disco dresses, and transparent crinoline gowns. Given the theme of the show, she infused body stockings, matador jackets, and black-tail over pants within the collection.
Before that, for her SS ’19 showcase, Chiuri created a magnificent blend of dance and fashion. She collaborated with Israeli choreographer Sharon Eyal, and longtime Dior collaborator and set designer Alexandre de Betak to present a collection comprising of ethereal tulle gowns, leotards paired with diaphanous floor-sweeping skirts, fishnet vests and leggings layered under earthy-hued dresses, and lace-up ballerina-inspired shoes.
In the past Chiuri has presented fashion in a context; moving beyond just creating sartorial finery but making it relatable and fun. It is to be seen, what her latest show looks like.
Tune in today at 7:00 pm to watch Dior FW 2019 show live from Paris