A comeback to normal during this Paris fashion week. A comeback to physical shows with guests, such as Dior did at the Jardin des Tuileries, next to the Louvre. If one of the most relevant dates in Dior's history is the 1947 New look, Maria Grazia Chiuri takes inspiration this season from the Slim Look, the first collection by Marc Bohan in 1961.
Maria Grazia wanted to reinterpret the vision of her predecessor, the first designer to launch the Dior ready-to-wear line and introduce technical fabrics, more comfortable, to allow women to free their movements. A thought that makes sense today: following the confinements due to the pandemic, women want to dress more freely and comfortably. The Slim Look collection even appears as a revolution for the fashion press who wrote: "It completely changes fashion, just like the New Look did in 1947." We can mention that the sixties is the beginning of the mini-skirts, a symbol of revolution and feminine emancipation.
For the set design, Maria Grazia Chiuri collaborated with the Italian artist Anna Paparatti. Models walked on a life-size Great Game, an artwork realised by the artist during the sixties. Other Paparatti's works decorate the walls with plenty of vibrant colours, such as The Game That Does Not Exist.
Maria Grazia Chiuri didn't want to show any Bar suit this season. Dior Spring Summer 2022 celebrates the comeback of colour blocks with trapeze dresses, skirts, structured coats, and evening dresses embellished with thousands of sequins.
Sportswear is the next trend. Introduced in the last cruise collection in Athens, this season is time to wear the shiny boxing suits with the Dior Vibe on the belt. The boxing suit is the new look.