Dior Gets a New Uniform for Spring 2017

Joanna Elizabeth

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Published September 30, 2016

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Updated March 15, 2017

Dior Spring 2017: Model walks the runway in quilted jacket over white shirtdress and lace-up boots
Dior Spring 2017: Model walks the runway in quilted jacket over white shirtdress and lace-up boots

Formerly of Valentino, Maria Grazia Chiuri marked her first outing as Dior’s new creative director for the French label’s spring-summer 2017 runway show. Her vision was distinctly set apart from the in-house design team and even Raf Simons before her. The designer was inspired by the uniform of the female fencer for a number of jackets and tops featuring exquisite quilted detail paired with cropped, capri-length trousers.

For the lighter side, Chiuri focused on airy skirts and gowns made of tulle, silk chiffon and georgette. Gowns are embroidered with zodiac signs–the house’s founder is known for his love of the mysticism. And still there were even more unexpected touches like branded straps and sandals as well as a t-shirt that reads: “we should all be feminists” or “dior(revolution).

Dior Spring 2017: Model walks the runway in ‘We Should All Be Feminist’ shirt and embroidered maxi skirt
Dior Spring 2017: Model walks the runway in ‘We Should All Be Feminist’ shirt and embroidered maxi skirt
Dior Spring 2017: Model walks the runway in leather dress with quilted detail
Dior Spring 2017: Model walks the runway in leather dress with quilted detail

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