Dior Celebrates Disco For Fall 2021 Ready-To-Wear

Dior Celebrates Disco For Fall 2021 Ready-To-Wear

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Dior Celebrates Disco For Fall 2021 Ready-To-Wear

The brand makes a playful nod to the 80s.

The brand makes a playful nod to the 80s.

Text: Lauren Gruber

Break out your fishnets and leopard print — the 80s are back in a major way. Dior celebrates the light at the end of a post-pandemic world by embracing the unadulterated joy of pop. The wacky, trailblazing energy of cultural icons like Andy Warhol and Lady Gaga serve as inspiration as Dior brings their French-born design to Shanghai for their Fall 2021 RTW collection.

Shanghai's Long Museum West Bund is transformed into a delightfully tacky homage to Studio 54, complete with paillette-adorned walls and shimmering mirror balls, for the surprisingly packed crowd of spectators. A dance-worthy mix of disco hits such as Bad Girls and I Feel Love by Donna Summers create an energetic atmosphere.

Models strut the leopard-print carpeted runway in a series of punchy 80s-inspired looks. Lots of layering is incorporated, marring sheer sequin pieces with fishnet tights, and a highlighter yellow leopard raincoat over glistening hot shorts. Clueless-esque plaid skirt sets paired with crew socks give an update to the schoolgirl aesthetic. The denim utility suit makes a comeback, paired with a hippie-chic silk headband.

One model turns heads in a jumpsuit constructed from oversized red sequins, with a black bralette peeking out beneath its sheer material. A jaunty beret and black accents make for a bold, graphic ensemble.

The slightly campy looks are offset by more somber outfits, alternating dip-dyed denim and Bat-Miztvah-circa-2012-core neon dresses with elegant black coats and tea-length gowns. For the finale, swishy pleated skirts, fishnets, and silver Mary Janes are styled with a series of sequin tanks spelling out "DIOR." Brash, exuberant, and tastefully obnoxious, Dior makes an endearing tribute to disco.

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