CHRISTIAN DIOR SPRING 2020 HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION

CHRISTIAN DIOR SPRING 2020 HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION

“What if Women Ruled the World?” A question raised by American artist Judy Chicago is the inspiration for the Spring 2020 couture collection.

January 24, 2020

The Female Divine, an installation specially designed by Judy Chicago for the garden of the Musée Rodin, represents a tribute to, and reappropriation of, an ancestral power that goes beyond the idea of procreation. Maria Grazia Chiuri highlights the vision of a founder of American feminist art for the Christian Dior Spring 2020 Haute Couture collection.

The peplos, a garment of timeless modernity, is reinterpreted as evening dresses. The drape, with its clean line, follows the curve of the body and gives structure to the silhouettes, such as fitted jackets with loose collars, and skirts and pants that are transformed into tuxedos in more masculine materials – like houndstooth and herringbone – woven with gold.

As she developed her looks, the Creative Director drew inspiration from classical representations of goddesses, such as Athena. Her majestic allure is a neo-platonic allegory of beauty, magnified by iconic works such as the Winged Victory of Samothrace and Primavera by Sandro Botticelli, combining intellectual strength and aesthetic harmony.

Stars in Dior, from Natalia Vodianova to Sigourney Weaver and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, speak about the Christian Dior Spring 2020 Haute Couture show from Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri and the extraordinary feminist art installation in which it was held.

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