May 30, 2019 | By Louise Squire
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Paris: Timing is everything and for Maria Grazia Chiuri – ( her T-shirt “ we should all be feminists” setting a precedent for female empowerment ) – this is her time, her current tenure at Dior could not be more poignant.
The late 60s provided the inspiration for Chiuri’s youthful collection, the backdrop of which, a collage of fashion magazine covers from 1968 along with the words “I am a woman” emblazoned on a wall.
Iconic pieces from the era informed many of the silhouettes, all infused with archival references from the house of Dior.
The opening outfit of the season’s oversized sweater came nonchalantly worn over plaid cropped pants followed by kilts and perfectly constructed jackets.
Elsewhere, a ‘ban the bomb’ intarsia sweater was teamed with a pleated lightweight tulle skirt while Dior prints were pieced in covetable jackets and skirts, a denim shirtdress, the piece de resistance; the patchworks giving way to embroideries on lightweight dresses and outerwear. What was there not to love in this collection? – Lizzy Bowring
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