If the pandemic prevented the Haute Couture fashion shows, it nevertheless inspired at the Dior house a mini-film like an ode to the dreamed and revered couture of the house of Monsieur!
The Dior Haute Couture 2020 Collection: Hellenic Fairy Tale
The Dior women of the Haute Couture 2020 collection are nymphs, mermaids and other mystical creatures of nature who, undoubtedly, like to adorn themselves with the sublime. And this sublime, it is in the already dreamed and revered couture of the house of Monsieur that we find it!
Deprived of a fashion show, Maria Grazia Chuiri managed to bring into the world a collection as a hymn to the history of fashion, and to the essentially masterful craftsmanship of the house of Dior.
Because this is what the mini-film orchestrated by Maria Grazia Chuiri and Matteo Garrone says. A magical vision called Le Mythe Dior.
The iconic Italian filmmaker, who recently signed Pinocchio, has indeed relied on a historical section of fashion diffusion – fashion dolls, called models in the past, and the Fashion Theater.
First appearing during the time of Louis XIV, it is still the writer of the Enlightenment Louis-Sébastien Mercier who best describes their role in La Poupée de la Rue Saint-Honoré. This is all the more relevant since the house of Dior inaugurated in July 2020 its new flagship store, Rue Saint Honoré.
Louis-Sébastien Mercier therefore wrote about La Poupée on Rue Saint-Honoré: “He goes from Paris to London every month, and goes from there to spread his graces all over Europe, he goes to the North and to the Midday; he entered Constantinople and Petersburg; and the fold given by a French hand is repeated among all nations, humble observers of the taste of rue Saint-Honoré.”
These dolls dressed like this crossed the world and in the 1940s, it was Le Théâtre de la Mode which took up the torch. At the initiative of the Paris Syndicate of Couture, Le Théâtre de la Mode froze, in a traveling exhibition around the world, the craft and styles of Parisian Haute Couture.
In this mini-film directed by Matteo Garrone, to be viewed here, we are witnessing the wanderings of two porters carrying a trunk like the iconic house at 30 Avenue Montaigne. So taking the new Dior wonders beyond the somewhat mystical lands.
Real stitching pieces worn by fantasized muses – Dior’s iconic lines definitely sit with Les Belles from all horizons.
Thirty-seven fascinating and demanding silhouettes. Corolla coats with hand pleated and frayed will. A corolla strapless dress embroidered with a micro glitter shade. An anthracite gray tweed skirt suit with shawl collar.
“To imagine these thirty-seven fascinating silhouettes, Maria Grazia Chiuri wanted to celebrate the work and the journey of five surreal, indomitable, magnificently inspiring figures: Lee Miller, Dora Maar, Dorothea Tanning, Leonora Carrington and Jacqueline Lamba. Visionaries, these daring personalities have transcended their role as “muses” by asserting their vocation as artists with dazzling talents,” added the house of Dior.
So many Haute Couture 2020 pieces that sing an ode to the exceptional expertise of the house – beauty and sublime sponsor, whatever the weather!