Dancing In Dior for SS19

Dancing In Dior for SS19

Maria Grazia Chiuri gives the house of Christian Dior a hopeful entrance into next spring.

Maria Grazia Chiuri gives the house of Christian Dior a hopeful entrance into next spring.

Text: AJ Longabaugh

After presenting her latest cruise collection inspired by the world of female Mexican rodeo set inside a stable with the pouring rain accompanying the lengthy parade of models (and the iconicly revived Dior saddle bag), designer Maria Grazia Chiuri goes back to Christian Dior's roots and sets her SS19 collection inside the fashion house staple: a black box.

Enlisting Tel Aviv choreographer Sharon Eyal and a troupe of eight extremely limber and infectious dancers, Chiuri defines the coming spring/summer season with poetic and contemporary movements shaping an ideal atmosphere these garments will thrive in. Feeling rejuvenated as ever, this Dior collection feels elegantly relaxed and silhouette savvy, while the narrative smoothly flows with the designers vision of epic emotion.

Fleeing from corseted waists and over structured skirts or lines, Chiuri allows shape to be defined as how the garments fall on each of the models instead of how they are fitted. At first, dresses and skirts feel nearly weightless flowing among the pedals and the dancers constant movement alike, and then grow into more contemporary silhouettes using sheer fabrics and belts to convey the motion within each ensemble. Adding in florals, the designer subdues the saturation of the fabrics and instead allows the viewers to take a closer look at each detail, creating a sort of magic in the dark space that's indeed providing generous amounts sensory stimulation. Ending her collection on an all too familiar note, Chiuri succeeds in creating tule masterpieces and ending with a delicately flowing entirely tule gown romantically finding its way through through the darkness.

In finale, the climax of the Sharon Eyal's dance piece comes to fruition and the celebration of heading into a new season beams in every inch of the space. We may be headed into the fall season now, but allow this collection to serve as the hope you need to make it to spring!

Check out some of Christian Dior's SS19 collection below:

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