Maria Grazia Chiuri made her debut at Dior earlier this year, as she sent a total of 64 models out into the gardens of the Musée Rodin in Paris. And the rest is history.
The former mastermind behind Valentino, Chiuri has already sent Dior hurtling in a whole new direction. And she has left the fashion industry bewildered, as she draws inspiration from the brand's heritage while propelling the French house into the future with feminist tees and clothes for the everyday woman.
Ruth Bell opened the show
So yesterday's couture show was of course no exception. While trawling through Christian Dior's archives, the designer noted that just one year after launching precisely 70 years ago, the brand was already selling worldwide. In ode to the man himself, Chiuri opted to design a collection for the everyday woman-on-the-move. No matter where in the world they may be.
Chiuri introduced us to the capsule wardrobe for the average globetrotter
Cue models wrapped tight in buckled aviator-esque jumpsuits and woollen all-in-ones, their heads shaded from the sun with tilted fedoras propped atop their heads.
Accessories included leather gloves and fedoras
While others, strode past the foliage and wooden animal figurines in '50s-inspired grey woollen blazers nipped in at the waist, gloves in hand. Drawing from an earthy colour palette, models stepped out in multi-tonal greys, chic camel coats juxtaposed against leopard print and embroidered kimono-inspired outerwear.
Gloves accompanied leather brogues and tilted fedoras
Snakeskin-effect belts featured alongside detailed fringing and tan loafers - a sartorial combination you would find in an old western movie.
There's no denying that Chiuri has once again delivered a collection which pays homage to the brand's history while redefining what it means to dress 'feminine'.
Fellow globetrotters, look to the collection as a guide on how to pack for adventure...
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