Maria Grazia Chiuri Is Seeing Blue for Dior Fall 2017

Maria Grazia Chiuri Is Seeing Blue for Dior Fall 2017

The collection draws on the late Christian Dior's second favorite color.

The collection draws on the late Christian Dior's second favorite color.

Photography: Schohaja

Text: Truman Ports

"Among all the colors, navy blue is the only one which can ever compete with black, it has all the same qualities," Christian Dior wrote in his 1954 book The Little Dictionary of Fashion. It is clear this is where Maria Grazia Chiuri—Dior's new artistic director as well as designer—took her inspiration from for her Fall 2017 collection, which was showcased at the Musée Rodin for Paris Fashion Week.

The show took the late Dior's words to heart, and was shamelessly blue; the models in their matching leather berets emerged from a blue mist onto the runway, which was lit with hues of—you guessed it—blue. Watching Chiuri's designs and models seemingly waft in and out of the room through the mist gave the show a cool, mysterious factor that was certainly reflective of the collection as a whole.

Boyfriend jeans and overalls made their way down the catwalk, proving that comfortable and casual can still be adorable, and perhaps most importantly, fashionable. But if you're still not convinced or excited by a collection made more or less entirely from Mr. Dior's respected color choice, the runway also featured some bad ass plaid, fuzzy sweaters, sequins, an ombre skirt, and some stunning sheer looks.

In an interesting twist, no bags were held in the show. Instead they were all carried over the shoulder with Christian Dior's name on the strap, or marked with designer Chiuri's "J'adior," her take on the beloved Dior phrase: J'adore Dior.

Check out some of the looks from the collection below.

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