Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2019
Transporting us to a surrealistic masterpiece, the runway where Maria Grazia Chiuri presented Christian Dior's collection was full of body parts—like a nose and a torso—with a birdcage at the center. As if freed from a cage that once imprisoned the body, this feminine body, now in parts, can find new ways to be shown and invent new identities for herself. Chiuri was inspired by the Argentinian surrealist artist Leonor Fini. The use of women's bodies in Fini's art spoke to Chiuri as a connection to fashion. Black and white, and a beautiful silhouette was on the runway with the idea that everything could be nothing more than a dream. The surrealistic use of the unconscious is seen in the eye masks, which seem as if we entered a realm where this woman by Dior is the queen of both worlds: reality and fantasy. Long and midi dresses made up most of the collection. With illusionist geometrical tailoring, the colors were black-and-white, with some nude and red. Dior's collection was true to its surreal theme, authentic, and also created outfits that can be copied for those seeking an exuberant look—from black and white blazers to astonishing red-carpet worthy long dresses.