Christian Dior paints a pretty portrait with an artistic Spring campaign
For the ready-to-wear Christian Dior Spring 2018 ad campaign, the house chose model and artist Sasha Pivovarova, who had opened the show in jeans and a t-shirt printed with the title of the Linda Nochlin essay, why have there been no great women artists?
She poses for Patrick Demarchelier’s camera in a photography studio, surrounded by her finished drawings or in the act of making them. These portraits of women with angular faces and large mesmerizing eyes are very personal to Sasha as they are a reflection of her and her emotions.
The creative process is reminiscent of Niki de Saint Phalle, Maria Grazia Chiuri’s primary source of inspiration for this collection. The advertising campaign’s aesthetics also evoke another inspiration: the 1960s, and with them a spirit that’s equal parts artistic, feminine and cheekily playful.