Maria Grazia Chiuri wants us to heal. The creative director reflected on moving through a world battling with COVID-19, and explored how fashion fits into our new reality.
And so her show was an experience, not unlike a religious one. In Dior's cathedral, which was actually a tent set in the Jardin des Tuileries, Chiuri populated the stage with varied female artists. Not only was the scenography of stained glass reinterpreted through photographic collages created by Lucia Marcucci, but the clothes themselves were made with the Italian avant-garde's work in mind, cut in the form of soft patchwork scarves and contrasting textiles. An all-female chamber choir echoed through the venue, filling the space with both beautiful harmonies and pained, panicked vocal runs, mirroring the struggles women face. Chiuri also noted that Susan Sontag and Virginia Woolf were influential in her designs.