SLOGANS, fashion magazine covers and photographs from the Dior archives all came together in the show scenography which reflected the protests of a generation of restless youth. Taking three weeks to install, and 150 people to build, the Christian Dior AW18 set was an impressive collaboration and a masterful showpiece to behold.
With the help of set designer Alexandre de Betak, Maria Grazia Chiuri, creative director of Christian Dior, paid homage to the 50th anniversary of the Paris youth revolts in which the structure and morals of society were brought into question. Taking place in the Musée Rodin the structure took up 1400m2 and had walls covered in 3000 printed posters from the late 1960s that referenced this period of political uprising.
The use of a 1000m2 mirrored ceiling created a clever illusion that made the number of posters seem multiplied. This reflective method was also adopted for the SS18 show which saw the mosaic installation of 80,000 mirrors to act as the glimmering backdrop. Watch the video below for a glimpse into the finished product and click here to read our review of the show.
by Lily Rimmer