Spring/Summer 2024 witnessed Maria Grazia Chiuri's ongoing exploration of femininity as she guided Christian Dior forward. The fashion spectacle unfolded within a mesmerizing video installation crafted by artist Elena Bellatoni, delivering a potent feminist statement. The venue's walls were covered with powerful declarations such as "I Don't Belong To Anyone Else," "My Body Is Not A Product," and "I Am Not Your Doll."
Chiuri's contemporary vision was immediately apparent, cascading down the runway in vibrant pink and yellow hues, juxtaposed against the saturated backdrop. Dior's latest creations adhered to a refined neutral color palette. The initial ensembles featured delicate lace fabrics, skillfully transforming into subtly transparent dresses, while cinched-waist blazers celebrated the feminine silhouette.
With long black coats elegantly draped over crisp white shirts, the business-like demeanor was embraced. Many tops artfully revealed a single shoulder, and skirts descended below the knee. Chiuri added understated yet evocative graphics to blazers, topcoats, and skirts, harmonizing perfectly with the monochromatic underlayers.
The collection embraced utilitarian elements through nylon vests and jackets, featuring multiple pockets and versatile zippers. Minimalism reigned supreme in a series of single-hued dresses and coats. A striking moment occurred with grey denim, treated to a burnished effect.
Intricate lace made a triumphant return in a regal beige hue, adorning formal tops and flowing gowns. Floor-length skirts, paired with asymmetrical tops, showcased an exquisite synergy. The grand finale unveiled opulent sheer dresses adorned with intricate neck embellishments, casting a radiant spotlight on femininity and reaffirming Chiuri's visionary direction for women's fashion.