Sisterhood is Global! Dior Sends Feminist Message in Paris Fashion Week 2019
Paris [France], February 28: Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri has championed feminism ever since she became the first female creative director of the famed French fashion house Dior in 2016. This held true ever for her showcasing at the fall 2019 Paris Fashion Week. Her show at the Musee Rodin opened with 88-year-old artiste Bianca Pucciarelli Menna reading a poem in Italian that spoke of a time when women would reign victorious over male governance in society, revealed The Hollywood Reporter.
Pucciarelli who worked under the male pseudonym Tomaso Binga in the art world of the 1970s.In the background, there were photographs taken by the artiste of her naked body in letter-like poses spelling out ‘Dior’ and the words to one of her poems. Taking to Instagram, Dior posted, “Be among the first to see how the Autumn-Winter 2019-2020 show by #MariaGraziaChiuri draws on the ABCs. Each letter represents a different woman, forming a poem made of an alphabet by the Italian artist Tomaso Binga, a woman who chose a masculine pseudonym to parody the privileges reserved to men alone. #DiorAW19 @AdrienDirand.”
Sisterhood is Global
‘Sisterhood is Global’: With the opening look at the Dior Autumn-Winter 2019-2020 show, #MariaGraziaChiuri let one of the House’s favorite models, @SelenaForrest, set the tone. Echoing the ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ t-shirt for Spring-Summer 2017 (Maria Grazia Chiuri’s first show for Dior), this new t-shirt bears the title of a bestseller by the American feminist author Robin Morgan. #SisterhoodIsGlobal #DiorAW19
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A Tribute to a Movement That Spelled Freedom
In the Fifties, ‘Teddy Girls’ in black perfectos represented one of the first British subcultures. For Dior’s Autumn-Winter 2019-2020 ready-to-wear collection, #MariaGraziaChiuri revisits the perfecto in a glossy black oversized version. A tribute to a movement that spelled freedom. #DiorAW19
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Dior’s Signature Toile De Jouy
Dior’s signature toile de Jouy – which featured in the décor of the Colifichets boutique on the ground floor of 30 Avenue Montaigne, and had a modern makeover for the House’s #DiorCruise 2019 collection with the addition of a series of wild animals – in the Autumn-Winter 2019-2020 collection by #MariaGraziaChiuri is revisited with palm trees, inspired by the work of the post-modern Italian artist (and rock star) Mario Schifano. #DiorAW19
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Red and the Black
Red and the Black: Giving off a grunge attitude, checks morph into stripes on this red-and-black fringed blanket skirt from the Autumn-Winter 2019-2020 collection by #MariaGraziaChiuri, paired with an oversized boxy red jacket in a black toile de Jouy palm tree motif evoking Hawaiian shirts. A bucket hat finishes off the British-inspired look. #DiorAW19
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Inspired by Women’s Empowerment
Inspired by women’s empowerment, checks, tulle and Toile de Jouy come together in a joyful manifesto of femininity. Strength meets grace at the Dior Autumn-Winter 2019-2020 show in Paris from #MariaGraziaChiuri.⠀ #DiorAW19⠀
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The luxury brand’s latest offing included silkscreened T-shirts that paid tribute to 78-year-old feminist poet Robin Morgan. They referenced her three anthologies: Sisterhood is Powerful in 1970 (said to have helped spark the feminist movement in America), Sisterhood is Global in 1984, and Sisterhood is Forever in 2003. Grazia Chiuri showcased brand signatures like Bar jackets and New Look skirts.
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— Dior (@Dior) February 27, 2019
According to show notes, “The queens of a ravaged landscape, Teddy Girls were impertinent characters with wild quiffs who wore Edwardian-style men’s jackets with velvet scarves, ample skirts, jeans and black leather jackets.
“Models donned heavy eyeliner (favored by Teddy Girls and the designer herself), cat eye sunglasses, plaid kitten-heel booties and the delightful bucket hats by British milliner Stephen Jones–a solution to not worrying too much about one’s hair as they walked the runway in pants and Bar jackets by day and switch out with a tulle embroidered skirt for evening. Denims were elevated into a pleated skirts.