Dior gets Surreal – SS18 Couture
Haute Couture SS18 – Paris
The most decedent time on the fashion calendar is back. Haute Couture. And here we have a breif rundown of the latest Dior show by Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Before the great Christian Dior turned to fashion, the designer ran an art gallery in the 1930s. Within the gallery, the surrealist artist, Leonor Fini, staged her first exhibition. This artist was the inspiration behind the Dior SS18 Haute Couture collection. Fini believed that one expresses themselves through a mask, which is true. We present ourselves with a front we would like people to see, whether this is the expression we wear on our faces or how we dress ourselves. What represents this even more in modern day society is the use of social media, and our beautifully curated instagram grids, which only half represent our lives. It’s what we want people to see. It is a digital mask. Chiuri played homage to this belief with the inclusion of beautiful masks worn with many of the looks within the show.
The looks were also very representative of the style Chiuri has brought to the fashion house. With stunning lingerie inspired bodices, and beautifully constructed tulle skirts. However there is still the classic Dior ‘New Look’ vibe underlying the collection. Tailoring of course played and important part within the collection, with the power dressing being broken up with feminine lines and exquisite embroidery that is to be expected of a haute couture collection.
For images of a few of the looks (our favourites) from the show, scroll down.
Photo credit Vogue.