HIGH UP ON THE SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS IN LA, large tents were set-up, and a bonfire burnt as two hot air balloons branded Sauvage settled in the sunset. An unlikely location for a Christian Dior show, but a reasoned one. Mr. Christian Dior, after all, visited Los Angeles in 1947, while today, the house has formed relationships with many Hollywood stars, who appear frequently on the red carpet costumed in Chiuri’s signature taffeta gowns.
Inspired by none other than Georgia O’Keeffe’s wardrobe, Chiuri entwined wilderness and femininity in a collection hard to resist, starting to get across a clear message of what Dior is under a woman. It’s a delicately crafted ode to feminism, one that takes les petits mains hours upon hours to make. Models walked out in a flurry of terracotta, burnt umber, sunset orange, and monochrome ensembles.
There were suede fringed bar jackets worn with long tulle skirts embroidered with feminist tarot card sketches inspired by Vicki Noble. There were coloured feather dresses paired with leather moto jackets. There were embellished sheer bustier dresses with stars and hearts, as well as more detailed patchwork gowns that would appeal to the jet-set crew. All was worn, of course, with O’Keeffe’s signature headwear: a bandanna under a wide-brim hat. It was a wardrobe of a desert roamer and perennial dreamer with a penchant for the exquisite. Chiuri, you’re winning us over. — Victoria.
“You think L.A. and you think Hollywood, Oscars, the red carpet, but honestly I feel people love this place because you feel in contact with the natural elements.” — Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Guests sat in the very spot where Gone With the Wind was filmed.
She’s a DESERT roamer and PERENNIAL dreamer with a penchant for the EXQUISITE.
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