Maria Grazia Chiuri embraced laid-back old west vibes for Christian Dior Cruise 2018 RTW.
Dior returns for yet another one of their cruise collection, this time on the hills of Calabassas, California, completely remote, featuring the terrain and barren Santa Monica Mountains during sunset.
Artistic Director, Maria Grazia Chiuri gives the collection an entirely new breath, exploring feminine pieces while injecting modern day spin of the old West, featured in the color palette, accessories and overall ambiance – similar to that of style that imbue the typical valley festival and California elements.
Pieces of the collection features brocade bustier dresses, fringed and airy silk skirts with animal and ethnic prints smeared all over. Other notable pieces include studded wide-brimmed hats, suede fringed jackets and poncho, drawing her inspiration from wall paintings in the Lascaux cave, which Monsieur Dior himself find inspiring back in the day. All in all, other pieces such as cardigans, lace-up boots, and accessories take influences from the Lascaux paintings and Georgia O’Keefe, topped with a dusky red, brown and an overall rich desert colors.
In between the scenic sunset view, the Californian desert landscape, complete with two floating Dior hot air balloons on the background, Solange took the spotlight as she performed for guests the evening of the show. The bedouined-style tents were with filled nearly 800 attendees including Rihanna, Charlize Theron, Brie Larson and Kiernan Shipka to name a few.
It comes with no surprise to see everyone in awe with an overall innovative concept taken by Dior in this Cruise collection. Chiuri has definitely taken a step further and made valuable impacts to the house’s branding and has reinvented the notion of feminism and art into the luxury Parisian label.