By Laetitia Volga
PARIS (Reuters) – Christian Dior gave Little Pink Driving an edgy makeover for its newest assortment on Monday, because it stuffed the runway with hooded capes and recreated a moonlit scene beneath the glinting chandeliers of the Versailles palace’s Corridor of Mirrors.
With restrictions on journey and gatherings as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, LVMH-owned Dior skipped its conventional catwalk present for a web based model filmed within the chateau exterior Paris and referred to as “Disturbing Magnificence”.
The digital camera adopted dancers acting at night time within the mist-filled grounds, earlier than zooming in on the appears paraded by fashions within the seventeenth century palace, as they strutted out and in of the shadows.
In Dior’s darkish fairy story, which featured black leather-based clothes with puff sleeves, princess-style tulle robes and velvet coats among the many winter kinds, gone are the damsels in misery ready to be rescued.
“I’m not obsessive about the thought of a princess. Every lady desires to play (a) completely different character, with completely different garments, to be one second a soldier, then a princess,” designer Maria Grazia Chiuri mentioned in a interview.
Chiuri – who has sought to stamp an overt feminist stance on her designs – mentioned she had needed to rethink the studying of tales as coming of age tales.
“These girls aren’t ready for a prince however extra going the world to understand themselves,” she mentioned. “I believe girls are higher once they construct their life with their very own palms and to not wait on somebody to assist them.”
Nods to the previous within the assortment ranged from the leopard print the model’s founder Christian Dior launched in 1947, to a vivid pink color he used to provide a glance a kick and the long-lasting cannage motif on quilted jackets.
Different appears included trousers with golden thread paired with a brief jacket in shearling, pinafore clothes in broderie anglaise and aviator appears.
Dior just about ushered viewers into Versailles’ most well-known room at a time when France’s cultural establishments stay closed to the general public as a result of coronavirus pandemic. Versailles’ funds have suffered as ticket gross sales tumble.
Within the luxurious corridor, the model added mirrors lined in wax and prickly spines, designed by Italian artist Silvia Giambrone and including to the edgy environment.
Paris Style Week runs till March 10.
(Reporting by Laetitia Volga, Enhancing by Sarah White and Alison Williams)