This is more like it. Maria Grazia Chiuri is still quite new at Dior, and having been a half of a designer duo (at Valentino), it can be hard to make this alone. Especially because there is so much going on from the latest F/W RTW (this March) and Resort (this May) collection to this Haute Couture one, and with the next S/S RTW is coming in just a couple of months.
This is remarkable, even if this collection is really heavy with grey and lots of familiar things, like the beautifully crafted airy tulles or the famous Dior X-silhouette from the 50s for example. Oh the beauty of the simplest defined feminine figure! The waist were cinched by long skinny belts, sometimes not even in grey, but kind of contrasting warmer brown which draw the attention even more and I think it’s such a simple but great way to put emphasis where you want to.
But it wasn’t just the belts. The sharp tailoring does its job wonderfully. This is the magic of haute couture. Embellishments are amazing for sure, but the game with the fabrics and crafts(wo)manship is even more impressive. Now, it was a genius idea to let it to speak for itself and keep the colours low. I think this is the best collection from Ms Chiuri so far.
Cannot wait to see these on big Dior stars, like Charlize Theron or Rihanna, can you?
Photos via vogue.com