Dior Haute Couture Paris SS2019

January 23, 2019 by  
Filed under Fashion, Haute Couture

It was a circus both outside and inside the Dior show. Inspired by circus depictions in Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, Cindy Sherman, and Richard Avedon’s Dovima with Elephants, which he shot in Paris’s Cirque d’Hiver circa 1955 Maria Grazia Chiuri turned her show venue into a circus tent. She even named the designs of circus costume maker Gérard Vicaire as the haute couture that led to this collection. The checked floor matched the theme as well as the collection’s color palette. Even female acrobats were hired to do some of their stunts. It’s showtime! And with all that “distraction” the couture designs still spoke loudly. Harlequin checks, clowneske collars, lots of tulle, lots of glitters, lots of stars. Looks were either black and white or pastel colored. Eithr short and above the knee or long and floor sweeping. Either masculine or extremely feminine (showing skin, showing curves). All models wore sparkling classic caps with a little lace in front or their faces. When all else fails, join the (Dior) circus!

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