Maria Grazia Chiuri Revisits The ’50s For Dior’s Fall/Winter ’19 Collection

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Dior x Maria Grazia Chiuri x FW19
Dior Fall/Winter ’19 show at Paris Fashion Week | Photo by Sarah Pintadosi for Dior

It was all about sisterhood at Maria Grazia Chiuri’s latest showcase for Dior…

Let’s face it, Maria Grazia Chiuri is known for championing femininity and celebrating empowerment. Plus, being the only woman to spearhead collections at Dior, it already puts her at the forefront of dressing women today.

For her latest attempt at channeling the maison’s heritage, Chiuri revisited the ’50s for Fall/Winter ’19.

Sparking a global conversation on sisterhood and women in society, the Creative Director referenced the British “Teddy Girls” – the ’50s-era girl gangs. Similarly, to their “Teddy Boys” counterpart, the message was translated through a new (and rebellious) perspective.

Leading the model line-up was the first look, which will undoubtedly make it to the top of our wish-lists next season. Cuts of cotton with a slogan that read “Sisterhood is Global”, was paired with a full grey skirt and black corset belt – a clear nod to the house’s codes and Chiuri’s feministic hand.

ior x Maria Grazia Chiuri x FW19

Dior Fall/Winter ’19 show at Paris Fashion Week

Next up, a slew of appealing ensembles followed on the Rodin Museum runway – a set created by Italian artist, Tomaso Binga.

Models fronted a less airy collection, but instead, a range that featured a heavy dose of sportswear elements carried through layering (and lots of layering). Faded denim, leather jackets, crisp shirts and slogan-emblazoned tees, for instance, were paired with smart coats, caped shawls and Dior’s favoured accessories.

There was also a continuous exploration of Dior’s growing relationship with Britain as eyes fell on a slew of tartan prints, PVC rain hats and chunky boots. With that being said, Chiuri also reimagined the iconic black leather jacket by Yves Saint Laurent for Dior – a tribute to the underground culture of the ’50s and ’60s.

With a playful, yet elegant, approach to autumnal dressing, take a look at MOJEH’s favourite looks from the show here…

Then, discover Saint Laurent’s new Winter ’19 collection.