We head to the great outdoors with Dior’s Resort collection reinterpreted in this new film
The looks in this Christian Dior Resort 2018 collection, designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri, Artistic Director of Dior, have been captured in a wild landscape stretching to the horizon by the photographer Cass Bird.
The film is a parallel to the Dior’s runway held at the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve in Calabasas earlier this year. This return to the sources, in which femininity is imbued with the power of the natural elements, also marks a return to the sources of the House itself.
The collection featured the curvy and feminine silhouette that recall both the Ovale line from the spring-summer 1951 fashion show by Christian Dior, and the Venus of Willendorf statue from the Palaeolithic era. Stitched in their thousands on to skirts and dresses, the feathers found on certain silhouettes reflect the rest of the collection, marrying primitive inspiration and couture refinement.
Beads, raffia, pompoms, sequins, fabric appliqués… Dior’s ateliers revisited Native American techniques to create the embroideries of the 2018 Cruise collection.