Black silhouettes as crisp as the sheets of white paper on which they spring to life: dense, textured, embroidered and quilted.
There follow hand-painted dévoré velvets, re-colored jacquards inspired by one of Monsieur Dior’s iconic sketches – the one of the Ice-Cream dress –, fragments of color, embroidered motifs atop prints, a touch of leopard… Everything lies in the mix and the compilation. Looks etch out the contours of femininity in movement, capturing the electric attitude of a rebellious Parisienne on a mission to master untamed territory. Eccentric, whimsical, adorned. She is seductive. Assertive. Fun-loving.
Necklines play on sensual allure; the shoulder is draped, concealed or laid bare; a flash of skin without false modesty. Volumes and silhouettes emerge from the sway of a line, a stylistic circumlocution.
The influence of men’s tailoring and work clothes accentuate the determined stride of an urban jungle explorer. Peplums are asymmetrical and sometimes exaggerated; large pockets on workwear and wide, buttoned martingales offer up a new interpretation of the lines on the Bar suit. Dior silhouettes with generous volumes define the Dior woman’s new reality, one that is free and dynamic, current and intuitive.
Photo: Courtesy of Dior