Dior SS 2019 Collection

Dance is at this collection’s heart. Dance as a liberating act, an action of the body, a dimension that uses rhythm, movement, and music to connect with the deepest part of our being. Dance and fashion define the body and, through discipline, teach us to own it.

 

© Dior

 

Maria Grazia Chiuri, Creative Director of Dior women’s collections, drew inspiration from the works of a series of artists who
shook up established codes in order to develop another idea of the beauty of the body in motion in a new relationship with space, time and nature. These heroines of contemporary dance, Loïe Fuller, Isadora Duncan, Ruth Saint Denis, Martha Graham, and Pina Bausch, revolutionized their discipline in order to reconnect it to the origins of the world, a Dionysian melange, the vital energy that powers each culture.
“It’s not a question of bodily perfection, but of flexibility and strength of movement,” says Sharon Eyal, one of the most talented choreographers of our time, whom Maria Grazia Chiuri wished to associate with this show.
Christian Dior loved dance, as evidenced by the Dior archives, which contain documents illustrating his extraordinary collaboration with Roland Petit on the ballet Treize Danses, and photos of Margot Fonteyn, the dancer and House client.

 

 

© Dior

 

“The experience of dance, its most intimate truth, the fact that it is a means of universal expression, and the radicality of the gestures of contemporary dance have all stimulated my imagination,” says Maria Grazia Chiuri, who has created a collection that reveals its essence in lightness and extreme suppleness. Bodysuits, tanks and light jumpsuits form a choreography of clothing in an infinity of nude shades, a multitude of variations, corresponding to the body’s movements. They become the base and the complements to a series of pieces in the collection, such as full and airy skirts, as well as short or long tutus. They reveal volumes specific to traditional male dance costumes, reflecting a popular culture prized by Maria Grazia Chiuri. The dresses are as ethereal as a layer of tulle, while the corset has been replaced by a simple tank. As a visual allusion to hip-hop sounds, another inspiration for part of the collection, jeans serve to emphasize the relaxed silhouette.

 

© Dior

 

Pictures of celebrities who wore Dior to the Spring – Summer Ready-to-wear collection:

 

 

Lucie de la Falaise wore a Dior Winter 2018-2019 multicolor printed georgette patchwork dress, Diorquake belt, a Dior black felt belt, a Dior navy blue oblique hessian clutch and hat black velvet Dior. © Dior

Melissa Benoist wore a Dior winter 2018-2019 white cotton shirt, a Dior winter embroidered tulle skirt, and Dior accessories. © Dior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olga Kurylenko wore a Dior cruise 2019 black wool and silk jacket, a Dior printed silk dress and Dior accessories. © Dior

Loulou Robert wore a Dior cruise 2019 black leather jacket, a Dior cruise 2018 printed blue cotton t-shirt, a Dior fall 2018 embroidered black tulle skirt and Dior accessories. © Dior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olivia Cooke wore a Dior winter 2018-2019 khaki cotton coat, a Dior cruise embroidered black tulle dress and Dior accessories. © Dior

Olivia Palermo wore a Dior cruise 2019 black wool embroidered jacket, a Dior cruise 2019 white cotton shirt, a Dior cruise 2019 embroidered white and black tulle skirt and Dior boots. © Dior