Ensemble, Christian Dior by Maria Grazia Chiuri

"WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS" T-SHIRT, LONG SKIRT EMBROIDERED WITH ASTROLOGICAL CONSTELLATIONS AND PANTIES. FIRST READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION BY MARIA GRAZIA CHIURI FOR CHRISTIAN DIOR

  • Christian Dior by Maria Grazia Chiuri

  • Woven satin label, on the t-shirt, middle back neckline and on the skirt, middle back waist, black on white: "Christian Dior / Paris // MADE/ IN / ITALY".
  • Ready to wear, Spring-Summer 2017
  • Off-white cotton jersey. Black printing. Night blue polyamide tulle embroidered with silver thread and tubular mirror pearls. Applications of night blue pongee. Black polyamide tulle. Shaped mesh (jacquard, mesh) of viscose (?) and transparent nylon.
  • GAL2019.11.1.1-3
  • Donation of Christian Dior – Vogue Paris Foundation 2018
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

In 2017, the artistic direction of Dior changed radically with the appointment of Maria Grazia Chiuri, the first woman to hold this position since the birth of the fashion house. For her first ready-to-wear collection, she presents a t-shirt printed with the phrase "We should all be feminists", after the eponymous essay by Nigerian feminist author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

The scope of this t-shirt will take on an international dimension on January 21, 2017, during the "March for Women", condemning violence against women and the inauguration of the President of the United States, Donald Trump. Nathalie Portman made a poignant speech on this occasion wearing this Dior t-shirt, which was immediately relayed by all social networks. The success was such that Dior will donate a profit for each sale of this t-shirt to the Clara Lionel Foundation for the education, health and protection of young people around the world.

This flexible and fluid ensemble is the antithesis of the strangled waist and pigeon-like throats imposed by Christian Dior's new look in 1947. However, Maria Grazia Chiuri takes up the scope and the embroideries' sophistication of the Dior skirts that she creates in light tulle, representing here the astrological constellations, themes dear to her.

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Notice's author : Alexandre Samson