DIOR AUTUMN-WINTER 2020-2021 HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION
Was hoisted with an exclusive online reveal July 6th 2020 at 2.30 pm (GMT+1)
Given how the sudden hit of a pandemic has shut down most social events and forced us within our homes, renounced luxury fashion brands have stepped up their game by making our couture dreams true. This season we’ve all been given the front row seats to the most exclusive Dior show with Zero guest list reservations. We saw the magic, glamour and drama that usually go on at the fashion show now within the comfort of our homes.
And guess the best part? There are no guestlist’s! We are all invited!
In Dior’s autumn-winter 2020-2021 haute couture collection, five women Surrealist artists, Lee Miller, Dorothea Tanning, Leonora Carrington, Dora Maar and Jacqueline Lamba have been at the heart of the inspiration for this season’s big reveal.
Maria Grazia Chiuri, Women’s wear creative director says “Surrealist images manage to make visible what is in itself invisible. I’m interested in mystery and magic, which are also a way of exorcising uncertainty about the future.”
Unveiling Maria Grazia Chiuri’s autumn-winter 2020-2021 haute couture collection, Matteo Garrone has signed an exclusive film for Dior which is a fascinating, poetically fantastic universe that reinvents the Dior dream. The whole movie is based on an enchanted dream that reinvests the ideology behind clothing and fashion.
In this unprecedented period still marked by the confinement, Maria Grazia Chiuri has designed her autumn-winter 2020-2021 haute couture creations in the light of the Théâtre de la mode. This unique event, initiated in 1945, at the end of the Second World War, aimed to make French couture shine around the world, at a time when the textile industry, the organization of transport and the presentation of collections were completely disrupted; luxury being above all a story of emotion and dreams, an eternal emblem of poetry and joie de vivre. Perpetuating the spirit of this reinvention in the name of creative energy, the Creative Director of Dior women’s collections chose to produce thirty-seven miniature haute couture silhouettes, embodying the quintessence of the excellence in the Dior Ateliers.
Working on a small scale offers the opportunity for the House’s craftsmen to re-embrace and elaborate on precious techniques – such as embroidery and hand-pleating to the nearest millimeter – but also to transpose, on mannequins measuring precisely fifty-five centimeters high, the essentials of tailoring: from white toile to the sumptuousness of draping; from buttoning to the precision of linings; from cut-outs to the rich diversity of fabrics; to miniature labels bearing the House seal. Six looks have also been created in life-size versions, based on scale models. Reawakening enchantment, these captivating silhouettes reflect the House’s passion for the transmission of savoir-faire and serve as a precious source of inspiration and a symbol of hope.