Haute Couture Fall 2017: Christian Dior

AFTER an unforgettable Cruise show presented in the middle of the desert by Dior’s artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri, it is now time to explore her Haute Couture collection. Even though the venue was not as extraordinary as the wilderness of Santa Monica Mountains, the collection introduced at the Hôtel des Invalides in Paris still involves the travel theme that seems to be an inseparable element of Dior shows this year.

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Stand-out looks included an evening dress embroidered with fine strips of lace from anthracite gray to pearl gray, based on a design from SS1950; an anthracite cashmere coat from AW of the same year and and ash gray pleated organza bustier dress.

Christian Dior Fall 2017 Haute Couture collection celebrates its 70th anniversary and is inspired by the desire to explore the world ourselves, as well as the emotions and experiences guaranteed once we decide to take this unknown journey around the globe. It also represents Dior’s heritage and the voyages he and the House have been through.

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Chiuri’s idea of mixing travel theme with Dior’s aesthetic has resulted in a collection that mostly includes flowing coats along with silk, ethereal dresses and tulle skirts. It is a combination of flawless tailoring with the use of earthy colours, such as classic grey or even light pink. It definitely creates a perfect reflection of a deeper meaning of the designs.

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The atmosphere and surroundings during the show encouraged the audience to free their imaginations and venture on an eye-catching journey with Dior.

by Karolina Zielinska