V Exclusive: Maria Grazia Chiuri Talks DIOR's Latest HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION

V Exclusive: Maria Grazia Chiuri Talks DIOR's Latest HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION

V Exclusive: Maria Grazia Chiuri Talks DIOR's Latest HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION

In her own words, Creative Director of Christian Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri explains the true meaning behind her Spring 2020 Couture collection.

In her own words, Creative Director of Christian Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri explains the true meaning behind her Spring 2020 Couture collection.

Text: Kevin Ponce

In a new sit down talk with Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri discusses the meaning behind her Spring-Summer 2020 haute couture collection. Touching on notes of feminism and motherhood, Chiuri encapsulated the true meaning behind the lineup, highlighting the notion of female empowerment. Being the first woman at the helm of the French Maison, the creative director focused the theme of the show on the connection between motherhood and art using a variety of sources for inspiration. Ancient Greek mythology played a role in the creative process, channeling the goddess Athena, known for being a warrior and protector. Athena was one woman in particular that Chiuri used as an aura of power for the design aesthetic for the collection. Set as the backdrop of the couture show, the creative director collaborated with American artist Judy Chicago, known for her groundbreaking art in the second-wave feminist movement. Conveying important questions in the art pieces seen floating above showgoers, such as "What If Women Ruled The World?", Chicago and Chiuri invoked a collected vision of true sisterhood, all-encompassing the savoir-faire nature of the Maison.

Discover Christian Dior's Spring 2020 Couture in the words of Maria Grazia Chiuri herself, below:

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