Feminism has been the main point for most of Maria Grazia Chiuri‘s collections for Christian Dior, and it looks like her Pre-Fall 2019 Collection is no exception. Inspired by the groundbreaking artist, Sonia Delaunay, Chiuri upped the ante when it came to the clothes’ overall visual appeal. Multi-colored knits, rustic Russian-inspired prints, gradient mohair coats, and more were on full display this season. They captured a sort of bohemian spirit that’s intrinsic in many female artists of the past, combined with all the freedom and agency of the fashionable women of the present. Silhouette-wise, Chiuri remained faithful to her streamlined aesthetics, sometimes tightening the waist to evoke the house’s iconic “New Look” shape. There were oversized pieces, however, particularly the sweaters and some outerwear items, that further pushed the feminist narrative of providing as much agency in high fashion as possible. Ironic, though, since the house of Dior was founded upon a strict and rigid sense of haute couture tailoring. Nevertheless, the label’s message of giving women power through clothing has remained the same, from the founder himself to Maria Grazia Chiuri.
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