For this Autumn-Winter 2018-2019 Ready-to-Wear collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri revived the 60’s era when the rules of fashion were turned on their head.
The Artistic Director of Dior was guided by these symbols and attitudes representing a search for authenticity. Magnificent wool embroideries appear on organza dresses, jeans are reworked and printed, bags are inspired by the House’s archives, with an ethnic shoulder strap or patchworks made of fabrics drawn from the same heritage: these pieces become veritable windows on the world. Ponchos are worn freely. Ornamentation becomes important, acting as ambassadors of the different cultures each type represents. The collection evolves in a spirit of freedom as much in its creation as in its associations, shapes and materials.
This act of cutting loose and choosing one’s own image is precisely what Maria Grazia Chiuri sets out for the women of today. Kilts come in different lengths, but also in unexpected materials like point d’esprit, and are paired with masculine jackets or small coats.
The abundant knitwear is also embroidered and hugs the body. Dresses have been shortened and are worn over biker-inspired thigh boots. Her sharp fashion instinct guides the designer throughout this return to a singular and incredible time, because changing the world also means changing clothes.
MAKE-UP FOR THE AUTUMN-WINTER 2018-2019 READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION
Some pictures of celebrities who attended the Fall-Winter 18/19 Ready-to-Wear Dior Show.