Dior, creative Maria Grazia Chirui waited 7 years to parade in Mexico. Dior’s creative director, Maria Grazia Chirui, has waited almost seven years to hold a show in Mexico. He did last night.
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As biblical rain fell over Mexico City last night, Dior staged its Cruise 2024 show in celebration of craftsmanship, color and the country’s heroine Frida Kahlo, much to the delight of Maria Grazia Chirui.
Somehow, Chirui had spent more than decades preparing his tribute to the artist from Mexico. She first saw Frida Kahlo’s work when she was young, went to an exhibition in Rome, and was impressed by her life.
Chirui says of Khalo, “Everyone looks at the iconography of her work more superficially, but honestly her life is amazing because of the relationship she had with her body and clothes.” Dior transcended cultures through fashion.
Delving into Kahlo’s backstory, creative Maria Grazia Chirui drew inspiration from the way the artist used her clothes to create her own identity, something she did masterfully.
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Those paintings by the artist formed the basis of the Dior 2024 collection. Some references were obvious: for example, the pink dress is reminiscent of the one worn by Kahlo in a famous painting. Others, meanwhile, were more subtle: Think of the square-neck neckline that you last wore on a peasant blouse that picked up in the year 2000, but is now back in style. Or the suit’s strong line: a reference to the gender-fluid style favored by Kahlo.
Kahlo was also the reason why the main motif of the show was not Christian Dior’s bumblebee, but a butterfly. Legend has it that when Kahlo was forced to lie in bed due to her chronic condition, her artist friend Isamu Noguchi gave her a collection of butterflies, which she tied to the ceiling above her bed.
As such, Kahlo may have been influenced by the collection’s butterfly hat. Patterned butterfly motifs are printed and worn on dresses, butterfly belts, waist and hips. Leather butterfly-embellished bags, not to mention mini butterfly-shaped evening bags. and butterfly hairpins, earrings and multi-strand necklaces, which generate a thousand replicas.
Millennials’ favorite singer, Alicia Keys, was one of the front row guests, who will remember well the obsession with butterfly belts in the 2000s. Daisy Jones and Six actor Riley Keough, who joined them, probably less so. But then he can be seen exchanging notes with Hollywood legend Naomi Watts about their favorite pieces. Despite their vastly different styles, everyone will find something to suit them at the show – from matching denim to stealthy capes and coats.
Local Mexican artisans were recruited to work with Dior’s Maria Grazia Chirui on the collection.
But while Chirui’s collection is selling (Dior’s revenue is projected to double from €2.9bn in 2018 to €6.2bn in 2021), he is most interested in using these cruise shows to highlight local artisans. Is.
In this case, it meant partnering with three experts in Mexican crafts to work with her on key pieces in the collection. The result was the famous Bar de Dior jacket embroidered with nature symbols and geometric patterns by seamstresses in Oaxaca, as well as traditional items such as tunics and shirts woven by other artisans throughout Mexico.