The Christian Dior show is always a highly anticipated event around the WWW office, and today’s show managed to make us fall even more in love with the storied house. The first look that debuted on the runway—a fencing jacket and knickerbockers—indicated a slight perspective change that carried through the show. While still nodding to the feminine and ladylike heritage of the house, the brand’s new creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, seems to be looking at the “Dior woman” through a wider lens. Sports-inspired pants, sneakers, and even a pair of jeans were shown alongside dreamy dresses to reflect Chiuri’s sentiment that “there is not one kind of woman.”
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This is Maria Grazia Chiuri’s debut show for the house. She is the first female creative director of Dior, which helped inform her collection in a powerful way.
The most instagrammed look from the show? Easily the graphic tee reading “We should all be feminists.” Models marched down the runway to Beyoncé’s “Flawless,” which samples Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s acclaimed feminist TED Talk. Ngozi Adichie also happened to be a guest at the show. Considering these elements together, it was no surprise the show notes revealed that “feminist is a recurring word,” for Chiuri.
Tarot card–inspired embroidery adorned several of the most stunning gowns. This was a nod to Christian Dior himself, who was quite superstitious and apparently had his cards read before each show. Our prediction? We’ll be seeing these standout pieces starring in several editorials soon.
Dior always has an impressive guest list, and this season was no exception. Past and present Dior campaign regulars made an appearance, from Rihanna and Jennifer Lawrence to Kate Moss. Scroll down to see everyone’s looks at the show.
Ribbons emblazoned with the brand’s name and “J’Adior” were used for straps on many of the tops, waistbands, and heels. The season’s new bags featured the house’s name prominently as well. The return of the status logo is just the type of mid-2000s resurgence we’re loving lately.